CINCINNATI (AP) — A former partner in a major Cincinnati law firm has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law.
In a 6-1 decision Thursday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Suzanne Land engaged in deceitful and fraudulent conduct that "adversely reflects on her fitness to practice law."
Land was sentenced to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty in 2012 to a charge of obstructing the Internal Revenue Service while representing estates of two dead clients.
The Justice Department said that Land acknowledged a potential tax loss of more than $1 million from actions including forging posthumous signatures and misleading an appraiser on estate values.
Land had joined Dinsmore & Shohl in 2010 as a partner in the corporate department.
Land's number is unlisted and her former attorney is now a judge.