Noted LI attorney Dominic Barbara suspended for 18 months

Noted Long Island attorney Dominic Barbarahas been suspended from practicing law for 18 months. His clients have included Joey Buttafuoco, Jessica Hahn and thehusband of

WOODBURY - Noted Long Island attorney Dominic Barbarahas been suspended from practicing law for 18 months. His clients have included Joey Buttafuoco, Jessica Hahn and thehusband of a woman involved in a wrong-way crash on the Taconic State Parkway that killed eightpeople. Barbara was cited for billing errors and improper staffsupervision. An appellate court found him guilty of professionalmisconduct. It noted he has received 20 sanctions between 1988 and2009, including nine letters of caution. He did not immediately return a telephone call for comment. Buttafuoco served jail time for statutory rape after his 1990saffair with then-teenager Amy Fisher. She went to prison forshooting Buttafuoco's wife. Hahn was the secretary embroiled in a church scandal involvingevangelist Jim Bakker. Daniel Schuler's wife and seven others died in the wrong-waycrash.AP wire services contibuted to this report

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