EXCLUSIVE: Jon Gosselin Attorney Suspended From Practicing Law; Guilty Of "Professional Misconduct"

Oct. 5 2009, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

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Jon Gosselin's divorce attorney Mark Heller, who appeared with him on Larry King Live, has a shocking professional past, can exclusively report.

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In a blockbuster legal document uncovered by, the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, suspended Heller from the practice of law for a period of five years.

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The decision, handed down on February 8, 1994, came after a lengthy investigation that resulted in Heller's "substantial admissions of professional misconduct."

Heller was admitted to the practice of law in New York in 1969. The case against him was brought in 1993 by the state's Judicial Department when he was charged with an astounding 38 violations of department rules regarding conduct.

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The court found "a pattern of misconduct involving misrepresentation, deceit, abusive treatment of clients, fee gouging, neglect and willful failure to return unearned retainers to his clients."

The violations occurred between 1989 and 1992 and involved 12 separate clients, the document asserts.

Heller was ultimately found guilty of 18 violations, and was suspended from 1994 to 1999.

Wow! Did Jon Gosselin know this when he hired Heller?



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