PERTH AMBOY – A disciplinary review board agreed that attorney Karim K. Arzadi should have his law license suspended for six months as the result of an ethics complaint, according to a MyCentralJersey.com report.
According to the report, Arzadi signed an agreement with an architect to renovate a three-story apartment building he owned in New Brunswick that called for an initial payment of $7,500 and an additional payment of $34,500.
Arzadi later produced an agreement that said the job would be completed for $7,500. The architect sued, and Arzadi countersued alleging that the architect performed shoddy work and tricked him into signing two contracts. In 2010, Arzadi paid the architect $45,000 to settle the suit.
The ethics complaint alleged that Arzadi either forged the second contract or directed an employee with whom he had a personal relationship to forge the contract. The ethics committee found no evidence that Arzadi forged the document, but did find that he lied about not knowing about it.
Arzadi is appealing the punishment to the state Supreme Court and told the Home News Tribune, “I have full confidence the system at the end of the day will clear me.”
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