Ken Lapine takes the Lazy Lawyer Defense to New Heights
June 29, 2007 at 2:52PM
It’s odd that Joanne Schneider is credited with creating Ohio’s largest Ponzi scheme . After all, she hired attorney Ken Lapine of Roetzel & Andress, one of the state’s most prominent law firms, to advise her on the legality of her rather innovative methods of fundraising. Even after the state sent Schneider a cease-and-desist order from issuing her IOUs, Lapine apparently never told his client to stop taking money from more than 700 investors, who she had no way of repaying.