The latest discipline handed down to lawyers across Illinois includes a Peru attorney and a former governor.
The Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission has suspended the law license of Julie Ajster for 30 days. According to state records, the Peru attorney made three false statements to a judge concerning her client’s income during recurring bail proceedings and gave legal advice to an unrepresented person whose interests were adverse to the interests of her client. Ajster’s suspension takes effect June 8th.
Meanwhile the Illinois Supreme Court has disbarred former Governor Rod Blagojevich from practicing law after federal convictions for wire fraud, attempted extortion, corrupt solicitation, and making false statements to the FBI. Blagojevich’s law license was initially suspended in 2011. He originally became a lawyer in 1984.