Shakopee attorney’s license suspended for two years 05 Sep 11

Photo: Sam McCloud (Photo courtesy of the Shakopee Valley News)

A well-known attorney from Shakopee who’s serving an 18-month federal prison sentence for felony tax evasion has agreed to a two-year suspension of his law license.

Sam McCloud, 68, agreed to the suspension less than two weeks after the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition for disciplinary action with the Minnesota Supreme Court. Discipline can range from no suspension to disbarment.

According to the agreement, McCloud’s suspension was effective July 5, the day he reported to prison.

McCloud is serving time at a minimum-security facility in Duluth following his May sentencing. He pleaded guilty in December to a single count of felony tax evasion for failing to report nearly $600,000 in income from 2004 to 2006.