Aurora alderman-at-large rips opponent
Richard Irvin, the incumbent candidate in the alderman-at-large race, questioned opponent Judd Lofchie’s record as an attorney Tuesday night.
In a letter Irvin says he plans to mail to voters, he highlights the 1994 suspension of Lofchie’s law license.
“We cannot afford to have anyone in a position of such power who has been disciplined for being unethical and dishonest,” Irvin wrote. Both Lofchie and Irvin are attorneys.
According to Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission records, Lofchie was suspended in 1994 for six months and ordered to give $27,500 in restitution to Lucyna Ostrowska. The suspension was lifted in 1995.
The suspension involved a case where Lofchie represented a seller in a real estate transaction. Before the sale, Ostrowska put $27,500 in a holding account as a good-faith deposit that she would buy a building from Chicago Title. But she backed out just before the deal closed.