CINCINNATI — Northern Kentucky attorney Ben Dusing questioned the Kentucky Supreme Courtroom to reconsider the short-term suspension of his law license Friday, one day after a former customer accused Dusing of “unethical, wrongful and fraudulent behaviors” in a Kenton County lawsuit.
As Dusing and his critics traded accusations in courtroom paperwork, the celebrated neighborhood defense attorney posted movie of himself, in a rooster costume, at the Ukrainian border in Medyka, Poland.
“I gown up like a hen and make the crossing bearable for the kids, and others if I can,” Dusing wrote. “It is a quite, pretty, quite emotional knowledge and the adults usually cry for very long durations on my shoulder.”
Michael Hild, a childhood good friend whom Dusing represented in a felony circumstance past summer months, alleged in a March 17 criticism that Dusing utilised revenue supposed for his protection to purchase true estate. He’s inquiring the court docket to help him get well funds from the sale of that residence, which is at present owned by a minimal legal responsibility corporation Dusing shaped in 2020.
“Mr. Dusing utilized their childhood romance in order to reconnect, inject himself into Mr. Hild’s lawful affairs when he had no proper to do so, and employed the chance to take edge of Mr. Hild and his relatives,” the criticism alleges. “Mr. Hild has suffered as a direct outcome of Mr. Dusing’s unethical, fraudulent and unlawful behaviors.”
Dusing denied utilizing proceeds from the Hild scenario to get real estate.
“I sacrificed immensely to acquire on the situation,” Dusing responded through text. “Seems he was fed some negative facts by the attorneys associated in my domestic litigations about me and he acted on it.”
In a March 18 submitting to the Kentucky Supreme Court docket, Dusing accused lawyer Stephanie Dietz of orchestrating “a bar criticism campaign” in opposition to him “that would give the visual appearance that the world was complete of consumers dissatisfied with Mr. Dusing.” Dietz represents Dusing’s ex-fiancee in a child custody scenario that led to judicial findings that Dusing was bodily and emotional abusive.
Dietz denied Dusing’s statements in the Supreme Courtroom submitting and a individual Kenton County Household Court submitting that seeks her disqualification from the custody situation.
“There is no basis for their allegations,” Dietz explained by way of electronic mail. “This situation will be resolved by means of the court system and not social media.”
The Kentucky Supreme Court suspended Dusing Feb. 24 soon after a three-month review of allegations that Dusing utilised amphetamines during Hild’s felony trial in New York very last calendar year and threatened Dietz and Alice Keys, an attorney for the Kenton County Spouse and children Court, in a Fb post final November. Hild’s allegations about the misuse of shopper resources brings a new wrinkle to his pending suspensions in Ohio and Kentucky for the reason that neither courtroom cited financial improprieties as reasons for their suspensions.
Hild was convicted past April on fraud and conspiracy fees but he’s searching for a new demo, alleging Dusing failed to thoroughly defend him due to the fact he was distracted by baby custody scenarios in Kentucky. Thursday’s lawsuit would make identical allegations to those people Hild lifted in his motions for a new demo, but the true estate order allegation is new.
The lawsuit alleges Dusing transferred funds held in have confidence in for Hild’s protection to Panda Electric power LLC, which in convert compensated $400,000 for two properties in Fort Mitchell. Individuals attributes are now shown for sale with an asking price of $899,000, in accordance to the criticism.
“Mr. Hild anticipates that quickly on the closing of any sale of the Oak Street properties, Mr. Dusing will acquire the net income proceeds and abscond with them,” the lawsuit alleges.
“I would like Mr. Hild the ideal,” Dusing reported in his March 17 textual content. “I consider him a victim below, not an antagonist. It is quite wrong to prey upon a vulnerable individual like that and interfere with shopper interactions.”