According to the January edition of the Calbar Journal, La Jolla's James A. Macy, the former lawyer for Duke Cunningham's wife, was disbarred Oct. 28 over matters related to his handling of her funds, as well as misappropriating funds in a family trust. According to the Journal, Nancy Cunningham hired Macy to handle such things as a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. She gave him $31,000 in cash and a check for more than $98,000 to hold. He charged her legal fees of $158,000. "He was suspended and placed on probation in 2010 after stipulating that he failed to account for or properly maintain client funds," says the publication. Macy was also charged with several offenses for his mishandling of a family trust. Among other things, he spent $725,000 on himself, and that was more than his interest in the trust. He wouldn't give his siblings information about the money. The bar court recommended disbarment for acts of moral turpitude.
Pictured: Randy "Duke" Cunningham