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Attorney David Glenn Baker of Boston; ethical misfit

The Massachusetts Supreme Court presented David Glenn Baker with a law license in 1996.
The Board of Bar Overseers found Arnold guilty of the following misconduct.
  1. Failed to provide competent representation (Dufus)
  2. Engaged in conduct involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty or misrepresentation
  3. Engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice
In one matter, Dave represented a seller of a residence who anticipated a simple straightforward transaction. Dave had no experience representing lenders in real estate transactions and limited experience and no specialized training representing buyers or sellers in real estate transactions.
Subsequently, the buyer qualified for a mortgage. The buyer or mortgage broke informed the lender that the purchase price was $489,000, and that the Dave’s client, the seller, would take back a second mortgage in the amount of $73,000. The lender agreed to the terms of the second mortgage.
Subsequently, the buyer renegotiated the terms of the second mortgage, which led to Dave’s client agreeing to reduce to $25,000 rather than $73,000. Dave’s client and the buyer then signed a HUD-1 settlement statement. The settlement statement did not include the new agreement of $25,000 second mortgage funded by Dave’s client. It falsely incorporated the earlier $73,000 second mortgage amount.
At not time did Dave ever inform the settlement agent of the revised agreement. Dave’s client signed the HUD-1 statement and falsely certified it was a true and accurate statement. Again, Dave advise his client of the potential consequences of signing a HUD-1 statement that wasn’t true.
As a consequence of his misconduct, the cheerleaders for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Disciplinary Commission punished Dave by gifting him with a complimentary reprimand.
As we speak (ca. October 2012) Dave practices law at 236 Huntington Avenue in Boston.

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