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California Lawyer Disbarred for Accepting Advanced Fees and running a Loan Modification Scam

advanced feesTimothy Clarence Bryson, 61, San Diego, California, State Bar #140798, was disbarred for accepting advance frees (and/or monthly fees) for a loan modification matter and running a false “Attorney Backed” loan modification scam.

Bryson was charged with accepting advance fees for loan modification matters in violation of Civil Code § 2944.7(a), failing to deposit and maintain client funds in trust, failing to competently perform legal services improperly withdrawing disputed funds from a trust account, misappropriating funds, failing to render proper accounts, and failing to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation.