CHICAGO (WLS) -- Longtime Chicago mob attorney Joe "The Shark" Lopez has been suspended from practicing in federal court for six months, according to the Northern District of Illinois Attorney Discipline website.
Lopez was suspended for violating court rules regarding confidentiality of information, duties to former clients and misconduct.
Lopez is also being sanctioned $5,000, according to a ruling on the site signed by Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer.
He must complete eight hours of continuing legal education courses regarding duty and responsibility to clients. Under the order, Lopez is not allowed to comment.