Lawyer Bert did a terrible deed. He finched $71,000 that was a homeowner(s) deposit for their precious new abode. Imagine.
Well in NJ the ethics wheels work faster and different than a lot of states, including Texas, who seem to feel lawyers are above facing theft charges. Bert agreed to resign and was disbarred by his state bar, the New Jersey State Bar but was also disbarred reciprocally by Pennsylvania.
There is no doubt he tendered his resignation in the hopes that a referral for an indictment for theft would be prevented. However, as the article below shows, he is facing a criminal case to answer for his crime(s).
SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY
In re Lundberg
Decided Mar 3, 2020
In the Matter of Bert T. Lundberg, An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 012581991)
Bert T. Lundberg of Old Bridge, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1991, having tendered his consent to disbarment as an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey, and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that Bert T. Lundberg is disbarred by consent, effective immediately; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent’s name be stricken from the roll of attorneys and that he be permanently restrained and enjoined from practicing law; and it is further
ORDERED that all funds, if any, currently existing or hereinafter deposited in any New Jersey financial institution maintained by Bert T. Lundberg pursuant to Rule 1:21-6 shall be restrained from disbursement except on application to this Court for good cause shown and shall be transferred by the financial institution to the Clerk of the Superior Court, who is directed to deposit the funds in the Superior Court Trust Fund pending further Order of this Court; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with disbarred attorneys; and it is further
ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent’s file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20-17.
WITNESS, the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 3rd day of March, 2020.
CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT
Prosecutor: Disbarred Attorney From Freehold Stole $71K Home Downpayment
Oct 2, 2020
A former attorney from Monmouth County is accused of stealing $71,000 in client funds during a Middlesex County home sale, authorities said.
Bert T. Lundberg, 56, of Freehold Township appeared at his first virtual court appearance Friday on a complaint charging him with misapplication of entrusted property and theft by failure to make required disposition of property received, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.
Lundberg, whose practice was in Old Bridge Township, has been charged in the theft of client funds during a home sale in Middlesex County last November.
Lundberg was charged after an investigation by Detective Andrew Winter of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, following a referral by the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics.
The investigation found that Lundberg received a $71,000 down payment from unidentified home buyers, to be held in his attorney trust account, Ciccone said.
After the closing on Nov, 26, 2019, the deposited money was never forwarded to the homeowners, according to the prosecutor.
Lundberg voluntarily consented to disbarment on March 3 as a result of a state Office of Attorney Ethics probe, Ciccone said.
Lundberg was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 1991. His law practice was located on Englishtown Road in Old Bridge Township.
The investigation is active and is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Andrew Winter of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3192.
Senior US District Federal Judge Kenneth ‘Ken’ Marra and the Lyin’ Lawyers from https://t.co/T7RLHkNQUz conspired to deny intervention and withheld evidence from the elder Burkes. Every citizen should stand up or your liberties and property will be taken. https://t.co/zgSYSSU69r pic.twitter.com/NxUzXV9LTj
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