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Hagerstown Attorney Consents To Disbarment

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown attorney has agreed to be disbarred after a state commission found that he diverted $82,000 in client funds for personal use.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper reported Tuesday that Timothy Gordon consented to disbarment after an investigation by the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland.

The court order was signed Oct. 3.

The investigation found that Gordon restored the client funds to a trust account and that the clients did not sustain any financial losses.

The commission found that Gordon diverted funds from two clients to a business venture in downtown Hagerstown. He was trying to develop a property to house his law practice, a classic-car showroom and an automotive-themed restaurant.

Gordon maintained that his clients had authorized him to invest their money in the business venture.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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