Disbarred Lawyer Woos Women, Gets Up to $1M—and 5 Years
Law practice didn’t work out for Hillard Quint, who gave up his Georgia license in 1997 to resolve a disciplinary matter. So the enterprising ex-attorney apparently found another way to make a living—scamming women.
Reportedly, the seemingly successful business executive may have extracted at least $1 million from women in nine states, wooing them with his lavish spending, claims of wealth and social status, and interest in marriage and children. In fact, he apparently funded his lifestyle, which included a Hummer, with their money, according to a Chicago Tribune newspaper account earlier this year.
Yesterday, Quint was sentenced by an Illinois court to five years in prison for operating a financial crimes enterprise that involved passing himself off as a fictitious executive, and obtaining money under false pretenses, the Tribune said. He also faces unresolved charges in Georgia.
According to a reciprocal discipline order (PDF) in Washington, D.C., Quint gave up his Georgia license when faced with accusations of having taken substantial sums of money from legal clients under false pretenses. Instead of using the funds to pursue their cases, as promised, he allegedly spent at least some of the money for his own personal benefit.