128 Days Of Discovery Left Before Vinnie’s Lawsuit
The 300 days of discovery in the lawsuit filed by the trustees of the New Jersey Lawyers fund against Fort Lee GOP Fundraiser and disbarred attorney, Vinnie Leonelli-Spina, continues to countdown.
There are now 128 days of discovery left before the jury trial is scheduled to start. The New Jersey Lawyer’s fund is suing Leonelli-Spina for monies it paid out to her former clients after she was disbarred for misappropriating client funds.
Misappropriation of Funds is a form of theft where an attorney spends the money that a client entrusted her with.
While the discovery was going on, Leonelli-Spina was appointed chairperson for the Fort Lee GOP fundraising committee. That’s certainly a case of letting the fox guard the henhouse. I tweeted the person who appointed Vinnie to ask why she did that. Her response was to delete her Twitter account.
Also during the discovery Vinnie and her husband, Patrick Spina, were defendants in another lawsuit where they were found guilty of misappropriating funds from their former law firm partner.
The New Jersey Lawyer’s Fund paid out over $300,000 to Leonelli-Spina’s former clients. With 300 days of discovery, they’re sure to find out where the money went as well as find out where Vinnie’s assets have gone.