Skip to comments.Roy Kulcsar Disbarred (Defense Attorney "was a real crook" says Jailed Mob Crook & Former Client)
Posted on 06/25/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Defense attorney Roy Kulcsar disbarred for using inmates to recruit new clients
Attorney -- who defended terrorist Ramzi Yousef -- paid prisoners through commissary accounts
Renowned defense attorney Roy Kulcsar didnt chase ambulances just inmates. And to make sure he caught them, he paid cash.
Kulcsar funneled nearly $20,000 in illegal retainers to dozens of federal prisoners as compensation for steering fellow felons to his law practice, authorities said.
The cash-for-clients deal operated between August 2004 and February 2010, with Kulcsar depositing funds into prison commissary accounts, a federal disciplinary committee reported last month.
Kulcsar, who once represented 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Ramzi Yousef, was disbarred May 18 after a probe delayed by his repeated refusals to cooperate.
The decision by the Southern District Committee of Grievances provided a sad coda to a career that began more than four decades ago when the St. Johns Law School grad started his career in 1968 as a Manhattan assistant district attorney, prosecuting fraud and homicide cases for the next eight years.
He crossed to the defense side of the aisle in 1976, joining the law firm of Saxe, Bacon and Bolan home of famously disbarred attorney Roy Cohn, the former aide to Sen. Joe McCarthy. Kulcsar worked up to 50 cases a year, defending a major Long Island murder suspect and the head of an accused drug trafficking gang.
He was the real epitome of a scam lawyer, said ex-client Joe Barone, who was referred to Kulcsar by a jailed drug dealer and is now suing to recover $86,000 in legal fees from the disgraced attorney.
He wore the Rolex, the jewelry, the suits all the time, said the one-time Bonanno family associate. I figured I could trust him . . . But he was a real crook.
(Excerpt) Read more at beta.local.yahoo.com ...
Pot calls kettle black ...
Getting Disbarred is not an easy thing to do !!
Most attornies will cozy up to just about anything, to be booted from the club takes a lot of work....Wow
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.