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Wheaton Attorney Disbarred After Charges for Forgery, Felony Theft

A Wheaton man turned himself in for three counts of forgery and three counts of felony theft at the Wheaton Police Department on Wednesday, May 18.

Peter Vogel of Wheaton was disbarred Wednesday, May 18, by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois.  

Vogel, 64, was also arrested May 18 and charged with three counts of forgery and three counts of felony theft. He was booked and released after posting a $10,000 bond, according to a press release Tuesday from Wheaton police.

Vogel "converted client funds from a real estate transaction and engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in Wisconsin," according to the report and recommendation of the hearing board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.  The real estate transaction was related to the sale of a Wisconsin Dells property in 2009, according to the report.

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M May 25, 2011 at 02:41 AM
Another corrupt attorney!
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) May 25, 2011 at 03:33 AM
Would you care to explain ... ?
TruthTeller January 09, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Him and his son Kurt are liars, cheaters and cowards!!!

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