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Ohio Lawyer Gets Two-Year Bar for Misappropriating Money (1)

Sept. 14, 2022, 7:38 PMUpdated: Sept. 14, 2022, 8:17 PM

An attorney in Ohio was suspended for two years on Wednesday after the state’s highest court held that she misappropriated funds from the estate of a family member and engaged in a pattern of deceit to cover it up.

Diana Jancura’s aunt, Patricia DiRenzo, died in 2018, and Jancura was approved to administer the estate. The sole heirs of DiRenzo’s estate were two minor children.

Under local rules Jancura, who was also retained by the children’s guardian, would have been owed about $9,000 in fees for administering DiRenzo’s estate. She instead withdrew around $27,200 in fees, including $5,200 that was ...