Wednesday, July 18, 2018
ABA Journal, ABA Reveals $1.3M Theft by a Now-Former Staff Member on Tax Form:
The American Bar Association has posted a tax form that reveals a onetime staff member diverted about $1.3 million from the ABA over a period of eight years.
The ABA became aware of the theft by a nonmanagerial staff member last September, according to Form 990 (see page 118) and an interview with ABA Executive Director Jack Rives.
The employee was immediately placed on administrative leave and fired the next day. Lawyer and blogger Scott Greenfield tweeted the news Monday. Law360 followed with a story, as did Greenfield at his blog Simple Justice.