Ethics Keyed to Hazard
United States v. Gallene
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Defendant, attorney John Gallene, assisted Bucyrus, a Wisconsin corporation, in filing for bankruptcy. He then applied to the federal bankruptcy court to act as counsel for bankruptcy proceedings without disclosing that Bucyrus’s primary creditors was already a client of his firm’s. He was sentenced to 15 months and $15,000 for bankruptcy fraud and perjury, and now appeals.
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