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Internal Affairs: San Jose Councilman Tam Nguyen resigns from State Bar

Feb 13, 2016 - San Jose Mercury News (California)
Board and Executive Moves

San Jose Councilman Tam Nguyen has resigned from the State Bar of California after being hit with eight charges for failing to pay a client an insurance settlement from a personal injury case.

Nguyen, an attorney since 1992, told us he'd rather resign than fight the charges. Nguyen said he believed his estranged wife had paid the clients, but she hadn't.

"She was the office manager, and she should have done it," said Nguyen, adding that the sum -- about $5,000 -- is already paid. "Th...