On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board issued a notice of automatic interim suspension against Chicago-based attorney Charles Hua Cui based on a criminal conviction in Illinois.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Charles Hua Cui,” with case no. 24-9-AI.

According to the notice, Cui’s license to practice law in Michigan was automatically suspended on December 21, 2023, due to his conviction on criminal charges filed in federal court in Illinois. Specifically, Cui was found guilty by a jury of bribery involving federal programs, making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and using interstate commerce to facilitate illegal activity stemming from an indictment in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2019. Upon being convicted, Michigan court rules mandate an interim suspension to be imposed against any attorney until further disciplinary proceedings can be completed.

The interim suspension against Cui’s law license in Michigan will remain in effect preemptively to protect the public until the hearing panel issues a final order. Under Rule 9.115(J) of the Michigan Court Rules, an interim suspension can only be lifted by an order filed after the disciplinary hearings.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Charles Hua Cui is an immigration attorney in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Chicago-Kent College of Law and was licensed to practice in Michigan in 2003.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.