- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients for his sexual gratification has agreed to permanently surrender his law license.

Michael Fine submitted his resignation Monday. A state Supreme Court spokesman says Fine no longer can practice law in the United States.

Police in the northeast Ohio village of Sheffield began investigating Fine last fall. Authorities say two women told investigators they believed they’d been hypnotized after losing track of time and being unable to recall meetings and phone calls with Fine.

Police say they recorded Fine using explicit language while talking to the women. No charges have been filed and the case is under review by county prosecutors.

Fine’s attorney previously said Fine was undergoing medical treatment. The attorney did not return phone messages.


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