10.17.2014 Disbarment [Mecklenburg County]
Sybil Barrett represented clients on real estate closings, and during that representation, Barrett failed to pay property taxes with the closing fund in violation of Rule 1.15-2(m) and Rule 1.3. Additionally, Barrett misappropriated funds held in trust by using it for personal use, or for use other than for the client. As a result, Barrett caused significant harm to her clients, which is factor for disbarment under 27 N.C.A.C. 1B §.0114(w)(1). Due to Barrett’s dishonesty and misappropriation of her client’s funds, the NC State Bar ruled to disbar Barrett on October 17, 2014.
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