INQUIRY COMMISSION V. SCOTT TRUESDELLAnnotate this Case
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IN SUPREME COURT
GIRDER OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION
Pursuant to SCR 3 .165, we have considered the Petition of the Inquiry
Commission, the supporting documents, and the lack of a response from the
Respondent, and conclude that probable cause exists to believe the
Respondent has improperly dealt with funds held for others. See SCR
3 Namely, this Court concludes that there is probable cause to
believe that the Respondent, as the closing attorney for a mortgage refinancing,
failed to pay $185,443 .97 to Bank of America after First Federal Bank wired
that amount to him for the purpose of satisfying Bank of America's existing
mortgage . Therefore, the request for an order of temporary suspension is
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Respondent, Scott Truesdell,
whose KBA number is 87216, and whose Bar Roster Address is 2901
Richmond Road, Suite 130-115, Lexington, KY 40509, be and he is hereby
temporarily suspended from the practice of law in this Commonwealth until
further order of this Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT:
1 . Within twenty (20) days from the date of entry'of this Order,
Respondent shall notify all clients in writing of his inability to
continue to represent them, and shall furnish copies of the letters of
notice to the Director of the Kentucky Bar Association ;
2 . Upon the issuance of this Order, Respondent shall immediately, to the
extent reasonably possible, cancel and cease any advertising activities
in which he is engaged;
3. Disciplinary proceedings against Respondent shall be initiated by the
Inquiry Commission pursuant to SCR 3 .160, unless already begun or
unless Respondent resigns under terms of disbarment .
All sitting. All concur.
ENTERED : January 20, 2011 .