Ex-Partner Bilked Chicago Firm Out Of $1.1M, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Suburban Chicago law firm Dommermuth Cobine West Gensler Philipchuck Corrigan & Bernhard Ltd. has accused a prominent former partner of bilking it out of $1.1 million to cover personal expenses, according to an amended complaint filed Tuesday in Illinois state court.

The Naperville, Ill.-based firm alleged that former shareholder and prominent real estate attorney Bill Brestal gave himself unauthorized bonuses, used the firm’s credit cards to gamble at casinos or take family cruises and trips, and used the firm’s bank accounts to pay for utilities at...
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