Thursday, June 2, 2011

Meanwhile back at the Florida bar, anyone up there ever hear of an attorney named Howard Kusnick?


Disgraced former attorney and convicted ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been back in the news lately, last week one of his partners in crime and fellow attorney Howard Kusnick was charged for helping Rothstein perpetuate his billion dollar ponzi scheme.  The South Florida Business Journal covered the story here, from the article...
Kusnick is alleged to have written a letter purporting to settle pending litigation in favor of a client, but it is alleged no litigation ever took place and no settlement ever existed. Instead, the letter was “to lull the clients into believing that RRA was pursuing litigation on their behalf when, in fact, the clients’ funds had been used to pay off earlier investors and to further the investment fraud scheme,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami.
Now, this isn't some nickle and dime case but instead a scam that was engineered to cheat auto dealer magnate Ed Morse out of $57,000,000!  Take a look at the information filed by the feds for the details...

Howard Kusnick Information

To add insult to injury, it looks like Mr Kusnick even went so far as to forge a judges signature on some the documents pertaining to this case...

Howard Kusnick Order

Nice right?  Not only did this attorney take part in a $57,000,000 scam but in doing so he also forged a federal judges signature on several documents pertaining to the bogus settlement!  Even worse, when the Rothstein ponzi scheme imploded, Kusnick almost immediately hired a criminal defense attorney and openly acknowledged his role in the scheme and volunteered to the media that he expected to get federally indicted at any moment.  So what's the big deal?  Considering that this case has been going on for nearly two years and the admissions made by Mr. Kusnick and his attorney, not to mention the fact that he's been charged federally for some of the most heinous crimes an attorney could possibly commit, what do you think the Florida Bar which touts itself as being the " for the integrity of the legal profession" has done about Mr Kusnick?  Let's take a look at his profile from the Florida Bar's website as it appears today, I've pointed to the most troublesome parts...

SWEET!  The guy has admitted to his role in Rothstein's various multi million dollar frauds, admitted to forging a federal judges signature, has been federally charged for his crimes and the Bar hasn't taken any kind of action against this guy?  Not even an emergency suspension?  What the hell is going on over at the Bar?  Aren't they supposed to protect us from criminals attorneys like this?  WTF?  For fucks sake, this has been going on for nearly two years and he's still allowed to practice?!  If the bar doesn't go after attorneys like Kusnick, crooked attorneys like David Rodriguez or morally and ethically prosecutors who can't seem to tell the truth to save their lives, then what exactly are they doing?!

1 comment:

  1. Look how long Richard Scruggs have been operating with no punishments from the Florida Bar. This guy lies and cheats just to get indictments.