Former Iowa Lawyer Indicted for Mail and Tax Fraud

A former Coralville attorney was indicted this week on three counts of filing false tax returns but a superseding indictment was filed Wednesday also charging him with 11 counts of mail fraud.

Dennis Bjorklund, 45, of Coralville, who lost his license in 2006 for an ethics violation, is charged with 11 counts of mail fraud and three counts of making and subscribing a false tax return, according to an indictment filed in U.S. Southern District Court.

Bjorklund, as a criminal defense attorney between Aug. 1, 2005 through Aug. 31, 2006, would encourage potential clients charged with drunken driving to make a voluntary charitable contribution to obtain a more “favorable resolution,” according to the indictment. The specific charity recommended was “Re-Adapt.”

Bjorklund on Sept. 2005 started an alleged non-profit organization, “Rehabiliative Enterprises for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Training, also called Re-Adapt, according to the indictment.

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Former Coralville Lawyer Indicted for Mail and Tax Fraud

3 Responses to “Former Iowa Lawyer Indicted for Mail and Tax Fraud”

  1. Thelma Says:

    >Now he can be a jailhouse lawyer!

  2. StandUp Says:

    >Mail fraud and tax fraud will get them every time. Overbilling estates is an action rubberstamped by a judge, thus "legalizing" the overbilling — so is difficult to prove. But mail fraun and tax fraud will send 'em on their way!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    >Bad lawyers are an embarrassment to what was once a noble profession.The good guys should get together and run the bad guys out!

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