Imprisoned Money Manager Starr Disbarred

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court on Thursday disbarred disgraced attorney and money manager Kenneth Ira Starr, who is currently serving 7 1/2 years for stealing about $24 million from celebrity clients and fraudulently investing another $9 million.

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division's Departmental Disciplinary Committee instituted the proceedings, which Starr did not contest, arguing that the attorney's past misdeeds should result in his automatic disbarment.

The panel noted that while the felonies Starr committed had “no direct felony analog under New York law,”...
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