Attorney Tyler N. Ross had his law license automatically suspended on September 28, 2023, after pleading guilty to felony conspiracy charges in federal court, according to a Notice of Automatic Interim Suspension filed by the Attorney Discipline Board of the State of Michigan on December 8, 2023.

The Notice states that Ross’ license was suspended under Michigan Court Rule 9.120(B)(1), which mandates an interim suspension upon a felony conviction. The felony conviction stems from Ross’ role in a multi-year mortgage fraud scheme involving falsified financial records at his real estate company.

As detailed in a U.S. Department of Justice press release from September 29, 2023, Ross served as co-CEO of ROCO Real Estate LLC and ROCO Management LLC. From 2015 to 2019, Ross conspired with others to submit inflated operating statements for underperforming apartment complex properties to lenders. Specifically, Ross and his co-conspirators deleted or reduced actual expenses on historical operating statements to make properties appear more profitable than they were. In some cases, they fully fabricated financial records.

On September 28, 2023, Ross pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States. He faces a maximum of five years in prison and will be sentenced on March 12, 2024.

Per the Notice of Automatic Interim Suspension, Ross’ law license will remain suspended until the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board takes further disciplinary action. Upon receiving the court judgment, the matter will be assigned to a hearing panel.

According to Radaris, Attorney Tyler N. Ross acquired his law license in Michigan in 2011.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.