WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A West Chester attorney was suspended for two years by the Ohio Supreme court after he was accused of stealing money from his employer and engaged in a sexual relationship with a client.
The Supreme Court suspended Jesse Jackson Jr. in an unanimous decision, according to the slip decision.
According to the Supreme Court's decision, Jackson was admitted to the practice of law in the state of Ohio in 2010 and had a solo practice with offices in Fairfield and Lebanon. After he was hired by Caparella-Kraemer in 2011, he agreed to close his offices and work for the firm, splitting all his fees with them.
Jackson did neither of those things, according to the slip opinion.
Criminal charges were brought against Jackson for not sharing the fees. He was found guilty of petty theft and was sentenced to three years of probation.
According to the decision, Jackson also mishandled money, failed to competently complete work in multiple cases, and had a sexual relationship with a client. He also attempted to initiate a sexual relationship with another client.
His reinstatement is conditioned on paying $5,700 in restitution to Caparella-Kraemer and paying about $9,600 to two clients. If reinstated, Jackson will serve two years of monitored probation.