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Not clear on which misconduct selections apply on this article. Could be judge, could be attorney, although even those investigating MERS and the mortgage fraud have Advised home owners to Not Leave, even when police or sheriff use force to get them out.
LEGAL: Foreclosure breaking attorney has license suspended
Attorney advised clients to break into foreclosed homes

North County Times - The Californian
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Carlsbad lawyer Michael T. Pines may not practice law as of Sunday, a State Bar Court judge said Thursday.

Starting in October, Pines began charging a $5,000 upfront retainer to advise clients, including two in Escondido and one in Carlsbad, to break into homes they'd lost to foreclosure. Judges rejected his argument that the foreclosures had been fraudulent, but Pines kept going, getting jailed at least three times and being cited for contempt at least twice.

The decision by Judge Richard Honn is an "involuntary inactive enrollment," a move that prevents Pines from practicing law while the state bar brings formal charges against him that could eventually lead to Pines' disbarment.

In his written decision, Honn said Pines' actions had repeatedly caused financial and emotional damage to homeowners, investors and to Pines' own clients.

"Respondent (Pines) willfully exposed his clients to legal liability, all for his own benefit," Honn wrote, adding later, "Although respondent (Pines) is a seasoned attorney, he seems to have lost his ability to distinguish between zealous advocacy and lawlessness."

The move is the first blot on Pines 24-year-long bar record.

Pines may appeal the decision to the state bar review department, but his license will remain inactive during the appeal.

Pines did not return a call for comment.
Call staff writer Eric Wolff at 760-303-1927.
Attribution: North County Times - The Californian.


Judicial Corruption is rampant.  Our rights to a fair trial are a myth.  Many judges are totally corrupt.


Our fundamental rights have been taken away by a government of wrongs. Stolen by corruption.


Misconduct is everywhere. Dishonesty abounds. Perjury, subornation of perjury, corruption!


Abuse, Dishonesty, Corruption.  It's all common with Police and Law Enforcement.


Government Dishonesty is Bad.
We must find honest people
and make them accountable
to We the People.
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