The Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the regulatory agency for attorneys, has charged Curt Patrick Rehberg, who practices in Crystal Lake, with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars of a client’s money.
He use it “in payment of Respondent’s own business or personal obligations,” the complaint says.
“As of August 23, 2013, Respondent’s activities had overdrawn his client fund account by $3,519.19. As a result, Respondent had used, without authority, $468,475.99 of assets belonging to the [Marion P.] Koch Trust,” it continues.
For this, Rehberg has been charged with
- conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation
- conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice
- conduct which tends to defeat the administration of justice, or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute
Rehberg was charged with the same offenses with regard to his administration of the estate of Suzanne N. Hanson.
He “used, without authority, at least $175,644.55 of assets belonging to the beneficiaries of Suzanne Hanson’s estate,” the complaint states.
In the filing, dated September 18th, ARDC Administrator Jerome Larkin asks that “a hearing be held, and that the panel make findings of fact, conclusions of fact and law, and a recommendation for such discipline as is warranted.”
Rehberg was licensed to practice law on November 9, 1989. His office is on East Crystal Lake Avenue.