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Attorney Daniel T. McCarthy of Phoenix Placed on Interim Suspension for Misappropriating Client Funds

PHOENIX – May 2, 2013 – After a one-day hearing, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme court issued an order placing Daniel T. McCarthy on interim suspension for misappropriating client funds.

During the evidentiary hearing, the State Bar of Arizona alleged that McCarthy misappropriated client funds in multiple cases. He acknowledged—in writing—that he is unable to account for $66,631.84 in client funds that were withdrawn by him from his firm's Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) to run his practice.

In an effort to prevent future immediate and substantial harm to his clients and the public, McCarthy was placed on an interim suspension while the Bar continues formal disciplinary proceedings.

Daniel T. McCarthy was also ordered to notify current clients of his interim suspension. In addition, he is barred from accepting any new cases and prohibited from distributing or transferring funds from any trust account without prior written consent from the State Bar of Arizona or by order of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge.

McCarthy's interim suspension was effective April 26, 2013.

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