- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio attorney accused of taking large amounts of money from his wards is giving up his law license.

Sixty-five-year-old Paul Kormanik submitted his application to retire or resign to the Ohio Supreme Court in December, but The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1zPxFBX ) it was just unsealed this week.

Kormanik served as a court-appointed guardian for hundreds of people in central Ohio. He has pleaded not guilty to 11 felony counts including theft from an elderly or disabled person, records-tampering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity

The Columbus Bar Association last month also brought 15 charges of professional misconduct against Kormanik, including misrepresentation of clients, misusing their money and making false statements.

His attorneys have requested to postpone the trial, which is scheduled to begin June 22.

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