Attorney, former legislator White faces suspension
The Supreme Court has decided to place a Cecil attorney and former state representative on emergency temporary suspension from practicing law in Pennsylvania after the board that polices lawyers’ professional conduct accused him of misappropriating client money.The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court announced the suspension Wednesday, saying White’s “continued practice of law is causing immediate and substantial public or private harm because of his misappropriation of entrusted client funds and other egregious conduct in manifest violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct.“It said White’s suspension will take effect April 14. Rachel Nusinov, an administrative assistant with the the board, said its Office of Disciplinary Counsel will file a petitition to have White disciplined. It is also possible White and the office could reach an agreement to “discipline on consent,” she said.White, a Democrat, held the House seat for the 46th Legislative District from 2007 to 2015.White did not immediately return a call placed to his cellphone seeking comment. The phone at his law office in McDonald has been temporarily disconnected.