June 24, 2020 Adventures in the Law

You Can’t Sue Me, I’m Just the Lawyer!

When a mortgage company sued attorney Ira Kaufman’s client for mortgage fraud, the complaint named Kaufman as co-defendant. Ira’s defense was, in effect, “You can’t sue me, I’m just the lawyer.”

By Norm Tabler

Yaseen Ahmed was co-owner of an LLC that owned a condominium building at 4725 S. Michigan Avenue. He recruited nine people to pose as buyers of 26 condo units in the building. The recruits submitted fraudulent loan applications to various lenders, including Fifth Third. Ahmed and the recruits split the loan proceeds and never made a payment on any of the loans.

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