2006 New York Code - Misconduct By Attorneys.

    § 487. Misconduct by attorneys. An attorney or counselor who:
    1.  Is guilty of any deceit or collusion, or consents to any deceit or
  collusion, with intent to deceive the court or any party; or,
    2. Wilfully delays his client's suit with a view to his own gain;  or,
  wilfully  receives any money or allowance for or on account of any money
  which he has not laid out, or becomes answerable for,
    Is guilty  of  a  misdemeanor,  and  in  addition  to  the  punishment
  prescribed  therefor  by the penal law, he forfeits to the party injured
  treble damages, to be recovered in a civil action.

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