05.06.2014 Consent Order of Disbarment [Cabarrus County]

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On February 21, 2014, an Order Granting Partial Summary Judgment was entered against Kia Scott which established her failure to reconcile trust accounts and her alteration of official court records.  This order was based on a finding by a hearing panel of the North Carolina State Bar’s Disciplinary Hearing Commission that Scott violated Rule 1.15-3(b) by failing to maintain client ledgers, as well as Rule 1.15-3(d) by failing to reconcile her trust accounts at two different banks.  Scott had also pled guilty to and was convicted of one count of misdemeanor common law obstruction of justice in July 2013.

On May 6, 2014, the Hearing Panel concluded that Scott also violated Rule 1.15-2(j) by embezzling entrusted funds, Rule 1.15-2(b) by failing to deposit entrusted property into a general trust account, Rule 3.3(a) by knowingly making a false statement of material fact to the tribunal, and Rules 8.4(b)-(d) for misconduct showing professional unfitness.  For these violations, the Hearing Panel disbarred Scott on May 6, 2014.

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About Laura Tonch, Former Senior Staff Writer/Ethics (18 Articles)
Laura Tonch served as the Ethics Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned a degree in General Business with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Psychology. After her first year of law school, Laura studied abroad in Vienna, Austria to study Comparative Civil Liberties through Wake Forest University School of Law. She interned for the NC Department of Justice, Transportation Section during the summer of 2014. Laura graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2015.
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