On July 22, 2014, the North Carolina State Bar disbarred Richard Polidi. Polidi received funds in connection with the representation of a client that were assigned to a third party. He used the funds for his own benefit and the client’s without the authorization of the third party, in violation of Rule 1.15-2 and Rule 8.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. He ultimately transferred the funds to the client in an amount at least equal to the entrusted funds that he received in connection with the case. The State Bar found the misconduct regarding using funds for personal use and for improper purposes was a violation that required disbarment. Richard Polidi voluntary surrendered his license to practice law on July 21, 2014.