May 12, 2014 9:54 AM

James C. Wirken, once a prominent Kansas City lawyer, pleads guilty to money laundering

James C. Wirken, who had been a prominent Kansas City lawyer before he was disbarred in 2012, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to money laundering. According to the plea agreement, Wirken withdrew a total of $116,730 from a client’s trust account and deposited it in his law firm’s operating account, then used the money for his personal benefit.

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