Court Debarred Attorney for Trying to Falsely Hide His Assets After Losing a Civil Action

In Florida Bar v. Kaufman, 684 So. 2d 806 (Fla. 1996), the attorney lost a civil action and a sizeable judgment was entered against him. When the prevailing party attempted to collect the judgment, Kaufman "engaged in tactics to thwart discovery of his assets by testifying falsely about his assets and their whereabouts, by transferring assets to another account, and by dissipating his assets." Id. at 807. This Court disbarred Kaufman, and we see no reason why such decision should not be applied to support the referee's determination and recommendation.