The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a lawyer for three years for failing to reimburse a payment he received from a Swiss national who backed out of the sale of a beachfront property in Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City in 2012.

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In an 11-page decision promulgated on January 4, 2022 and uploaded at the SC website last March 23, the SC found Atty. Reynaldo A. Vitorillo GUILTY of deceitful conduct, gross misconduct and violation of the Code of Professional Responsibility and violation of Lawyer’s Oath. The SC en banc further STERNLY WARNED that a repetition of the same will be dealt with more severely.

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Read thr facts of the case and full text of the decision in the link below.

https://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/25599/

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