An Arizona attorney received no prison time in a plea agreement involving her guilty plea in a money laundering case, but failed to report the case to her state bar association. Ingrid-Joy Warrick entered a plea of guilty to Facilitation to Commit Money Laundering, and received a sentence of one year of unsupervised probation and a $10,000 fine.
Notwithstanding the extremely minor punishment she sustained in the case, she failed to report her conviction to the State Bar of Arizona, as required by the Rules of Professional Conduct. Subsequently, her license to practice law was suspended for three years, by the Arizona Supreme Court, and costs of $1200 were taxed against her. We have been wondering why, given the favorable outcome of her case, why she would seek to conceal her conviction from the Bar, as a shorter suspension might easily have been the case. Generally, long-term attorney suspensions involve retaking the bar exam, and showing evidence of rehabilitation, and this three year suspension might bring with it a lengthy process to gain re-admittance to the legal profession.