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)