Suspended lawyer faces lawsuits over $500,000

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawyer suspended last month by the South Carolina Supreme Court now faces two lawsuits that he took more than $500,000 from his clients.

The suspension order signed against Richard J. Breibart gave no indication why he was suspended from practicing law indefinitely.

But lawsuits obtained by The State newspaper ( ) accuse Breibart of taking more than $500,000 from his clients and spending the money in unauthorized ways.

The newspaper couldn’t reach Breibart for comment, and a friend says he has suffered health problems and has been in and out of the hospital.

Breibart is a Lexington lawyer who has handled a number of high profile civil and criminal cases in his long career in South Carolina.


Information from: The State,

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