On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint against attorney Kurosh K. Hosseini, alleging that he had engaged in misconduct by disseminating private sexual images of a woman without her consent.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Kurosh K. Hosseini,” with case no. 2023PR00074.

According to the complaint, Hosseini and the woman, identified as K.J., had a personal relationship from April 2017 to January 2018, during which time K.J. shared intimate images of herself with Hosseini. However, after their relationship ended, Hosseini allegedly began to harass K.J. and shared the private images without her consent.

The complaint states that on February 22, 2018, K.J. learned that an Instagram account had been created using her name and images and that the account had been reported to the Chicago Police Department. The police department subsequently informed K.J. that they would not take further action because she had voluntarily given the images to Hosseini.

On February 28, 2018, K.J. received a message on LinkedIn from a colleague who had intended to refer a client to her and discovered a post on a website called “The Dirty” with images of K.J. and a message that referred to her as a “trashy addicted Chicago attorney.” K.J. contacted The Dirty’s legal department to object to the post and report that she had an order of protection against Hosseini. The Dirty initially refused to remove the post, but later did so after K.J. provided evidence of the order of protection and the source of the post.

The Chicago Police Department reopened its investigation and discovered that the post had been created using an email address associated with Hosseini. They also obtained subpoenas to determine who owned the IP addresses and email addresses associated with the post. The investigation found that the email address used to create the post was accessed via IP addresses assigned to Hosseini’s business and home addresses, which were active accounts billed to Hosseini.

On December 17, 2018, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office concluded that there was sufficient evidence to support a criminal charge of non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images against Hosseini and requested an arrest warrant. On December 20, 2018, a warrant was issued for Hosseini’s arrest, and he was arrested on December 22, 2018.

On January 14, 2019, a Cook County grand jury entered a true bill of indictment against Hosseini for felony non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images. On May 24, 2022, Hosseini pled guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor attempt non-consensual dissemination of sexual images. He was sentenced to probation for one year and ordered to pay a fine.

The complaint filed by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission alleges that Hosseini’s conduct subjects him to discipline pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 770, which makes it a Class A misdemeanor to engage in non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images.

The Complaint states:

“WHEREFORE, the Administrator requests that this matter be assigned to a panel of the Hearing Board, that a hearing be held pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 761, and that the panel make findings of fact, conclusions of fact and law, and a recommendation for such discipline as is warranted.”

According to the filing, Mr. Hosseini was licensed to practice law in Illinois on May 10, 2012.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.