DES MOINES — A Quad-City lawyer is prohibited from practicing law for at least six months after involvement in an unlawful real estate deal.
Paul Bieber, a Davenport attorney, pleaded guilty last year to a felony for his role in overstating the value of a home in a transaction. He was given probation and ordered restitution.
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday suspended his license for six months.
Also suspended for six months was the license of former Clarke County Attorney Ronald Wheeler who falsified information on a home loan application to help a client. He pleaded guilty last year and was given probation and ordered to pay more than $800,000 restitution.
Justice David Wiggins, in a strongly worded dissent, says their licenses should be revoked because a person who uses a law license to steal is unfit to practice law.