LEO: Fraud Duty to Report LE Op. 376

 

Fraud Duty to Report.

 

July 11, 1980

 

An attorney has an affirmative duty to report a fraud perpetrated by an individual, not his client, upon a tribunal. No such duty exists when the fraud has been perpetrated upon a person other than a tribunal. [See DR:7-102(B)(1).]

 

Committee Opinion July 11, 1980

 

LEO: Fraud - Duty to Report, LE Op. 376 (1980)