Ill. Atty Should Be Suspended Over Fake Docs, Panel Affirms

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 5:43 PM EDT) -- An Illinois attorney conduct review panel on Wednesday upheld a four-month suspension recommendation for a lawyer accused of falsifying two agreements related to new cellphone towers a client wanted to build downstate.

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission's review board dealt blows to both the ARDC's administrator, which wanted a six-month suspension, and to attorney Robert Czarnik, formerly of Lora Chanthadouangsy & Castellanos LLC. He had argued he should have received a shorter suspension or no discipline at all.

The review board determined the ARDC administrator met its burden to prove Czarnik placed unauthorized signatures on entry and testing agreements that would...

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