Cushingberry's law license to be suspended - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Cushingberry's law license to be suspended

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

The state Attorney Discipline Board accepted the deal Monday Detroit City Councilman George Cushingberry Jr. struck to resolve a complaint filed by a former client. Cushingberry's law license will be suspended for 45 days beginning Feb. 18.

Paul Haddad told the Attorney Grievance Commission Cushingberry agreed to represent him a couple years ago, but did little more than accept a $500 payment. Cushingberry's alleged misconduct cost Haddad's Detroit store its ability to accept food stamps, costing Haddad tens of thousands of dollars.

Cushingberry agreed to give up his law license temporarily, as well as refund Haddad's $500 payment. Cushingberry also agreed to attend the state Bar association's Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice workshop and pay more than $900 in fees.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps

  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices