Ohio Indefinitely Suspends Lawyer Convicted of Stealing Opioids


More than four years after a jury convicted lawyer and former Cleveland Clinic pharmacist James L. Lindon of multiple felonies—including theft, drug possession, and tampering with evidence—the Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely suspended him Thursday from practicing law in the state.

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct initially recommended a two-year suspension, with one year stayed on certain conditions, but it modified that decision after learning that Lindon failed to disclose that he had already been disbarred in Michigan as a result of his criminal convictions, the court said.