HOUSTON (CN) – The State Bar of Texas wants to suspend the license of an attorney who was criminally charged with laundering drug money through her trust account. Grace Kopacz agreed to launder the money for a 15 percent cut of it, according to the Bar’s complaint in Harris County Court.
“In order to disguise the funds, [Kopacz] created contracts and billing invoices for legal services using fictitious client names provided by the confidential informant,” according to the Bar’s complaint.
Kopacz was indicted on felony money laundering charges on May 23, the complaint states.
She funneled a total of $121,000 through her account, and kept $16,000 before she was arrested, the Bar says. It wants her license suspended pending the outcome of criminal charges filed against her.