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Iowa lawyer who admitted stealing money from his employer and clients loses his license

BY: - June 3, 2021

An eastern Iowa lawyer who two years ago admitted embezzling money from his employer, and who now admits improperly taking money from his clients, has had his Iowa law license revoked by the state’s Supreme Court. According to the Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board, attorney Curtis W. Den Beste, formerly of Cedar Rapids, took money from […]

‘Bullying’ Iowa lawyer who ‘completely botched’ a case faces license suspension

BY: - May 31, 2021

An Iowa attorney with a history of neglecting clients’ cases is facing a one-year suspension of his law license, in part for alleged “bullying and outrageous” behavior directed toward former clients. In deciding to recommend a one-year license suspension for attorney Scott D. Fisher of Waukee, the Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa […]

CR lawyer faces sanctions over ‘foreign scheme’ in which investors lost $700,000

BY: - February 24, 2021

A prominent Cedar Rapids attorney could be facing a second suspension of his law license for his role in an alleged high-risk foreign investment scheme that skirted federal regulations and resulted in investors losing $700,000. The Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa is recommending the court suspend the law license of Bruce Willey […]

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Sioux City lawyer faces sanctions for alleged witness intimidation and dishonesty

BY: - February 22, 2021

A Sioux City attorney accused of witness intimidation and repeated acts of dishonesty is facing a possible suspension of his law license. Court records indicate attorney Harold K. Widdison is facing sanctions for actions related to court proceedings that grew out of his divorce in 2014. In 2016, Widdison filed a motion to modify a […]