Man sentenced for tax fraud sues Houston lawyer

February 27, 2010 8:52:16 PM PST
A Dickinson man who was sentenced to more than three years in prison for tax fraud is suing one of his lawyers, who has been suspended from practicing law in Texas. Micheal Fisher pleaded guilty in December to nine federal felony charges. Authorities say he used funds from his construction materials company for personal use.

Fisher has filed a civil complaint against Houston lawyer Steven Jay Rozan. Fisher says he wouldn't have hired Rozan if he knew the lawyer was going through disciplinary hearings in Texas at the time, and he is seeking the $275,000 in fees he says he paid.

Efforts to reach Rozan for comment were not successful. Calls to a listing for him in Houston did not go through.