Steve McFadden’s attorney deals with the same legal issues

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The Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission recommended revoking the law license of West Des Moines attorney David Leitner.

  • The recommendation comes after “a long pattern of misconduct and dishonesty,” according to court documents.

The trick: Leitner represents Steve McFadden, a controversial businessman who filed lawsuits against 11 people for their “defamatory” Facebook posts, the Register reported. reported.

  • Leitner also wrote a book warn an entrepreneur not to write posts about McFadden – a plan it is used to “suppress and silence criticism,” according to the first amendment.

Game conditions: On January 19, the grievance commission filed a recommendation that Leitner’s license be revoked due to multiple allegations.

Some of the complaints:

  • Help a businessman hide income and assets from the federal government.
  • Changed the language in a divorce agreement that changed a restraining order without notifying the other attorney and signed it.
  • Lies that her client paid child support but she didn’t.
  • Mishandling money given to him by customers.

Details: Leitner did not respond to a request for comment from Axios.

What’s next: The Iowa Supreme Court will consider the recommendation before making a decision on his license.


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