An Illinois attorney has been suspended for more than a year for accepting nude dances from a stripper as partial payment for the legal fees she owed him.
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission says that Scott Robert Erwin will begin serving his a 15-month suspension for misconduct next month.
Erwin, who practices in the northern Illinois city of DeKalb, and his client mutually agreed that she'd perform nude dances for him in his office as a way to reduce her legal fees, the commission's report found.
He apparently credited her $534 toward his bill for services of various legal matters.
But while she agreed to the performances to pay her legal bills, she said he touched her inappropriately during those dances, and went to police with sexual assault allegations.
Erwin denied any inappropriate touching happened, and he hasn't been charged criminally, but he has accepted the punishment by the disciplinary commission.