Minnesota Attorney Sued Over Nigerian Lottery Type Scam

The Minnesota lawyer deposited what he believed was a legitimate cashiers check ($298K) from a client into his client trust account.  Turns out the check was  a fake.  According to the lawyer he believed he was hired to collect an outstanding account.  Though the lawyer should have been clued in when the client asked him to deposit the full check into his trust account then wire the client a portion of that check.    However, this appears to be a pattern for Minnesota lawyers.  For more read here.