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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Martyn
Matter of Robert L. Rimberg
Citation:124 N.Y.S.3d 75 (S. Ct. App. Div. 2020)
Robert Rimberg (Respondent), an attorney in New York, was found guilty of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, which was a federal felony. Rimberg had been introduced to a business investor from South America who wished to invest $1 million cash for the production of a movie. Rimberg received the cash from the investor, deposited it into a client’s account, and then wired it to different designated accounts. Rimberg was paid $25,000 for his role in the arrangement. Several years later, Rimberg learned that the money was drug money. The state professional disciplinary committee conducted a hearing, noting that Rimberg had acted out of greed, but in mitigation, he accepted responsibility and otherwise had an unblemished disciplinary history.
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