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Jailed Illinois Lawyer Gets License Suspended After Fraud Ruling

Jan. 25, 2023, 6:08 PM

An Illinois lawyer who was sentenced to nine years in prison for wire fraud had his license suspended by the state’s top court.

The Illinois Supreme Court’s order Tuesday suspended Hassan Ali Abbas from the practice of law in Illinois “until further order of the Court.” Abbas, licensed by the state in 1991, was convicted in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts for wire fraud, money laundering, unlawful monetary transactions, and money laundering conspiracy. He was sentenced to prison in October 2022.

A November 2022 complaint before the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission alleged Abbas used ...