Board seeks discipline of Twin Cities attorney

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state board is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to discipline an immigration attorney, saying he overcharged clients and revealed confidential information.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report (http://strib.mn/19fMSJt ) says 54-year-old Herbert Igbanugo has 20 days to respond to the board’s petition.

Igbanugo took the unusual step of emailing the petition from the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility to the media. He says he’s being targeted because he’s black and born in Africa.

The Twin Cities attorney founded his law firm in 2006. He has taught law at Hamline University and given guest lecturers at the William Mitchell College of Law.

The board’s petition accuses him of charging unreasonable fees and harassing clients to get them to pay.

Igbanugo says the truth will clear his name.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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