On November 24, 2014, Oklahoma City Attorney Sam George Caporal resigned from the practice of law following disciplinary action taken against him after he had been appointed as a court-appointed guardian.
The OBA alleges that Caporal breached his fiduciary duties as a court-appointed guardian by failing to keep accurate records of the ward’s property and medical records. He also failed to properly file accounting and receipts.
Caporal also allegedly misrepresented facts regarding the ward’s assets and his fees to the court, paid himself fees without court approval, and charged fees in excess of the statutory seven-and-one-half percent of the ward’s income and attempted to conceal the overage from the court.
The Court found that Caporal resigned freely and voluntary and accepted his resignation. He was order to pay $1,917.80 in fees.
To read the full Oklahoma Supreme Court opinion regarding former Oklahoma City Attorney Sam George Caporal, click here.