Myart pleads guilty to stealing from client
By Elizabeth Allen
Myart had represented Heriberto “Herb” Huerta in forcing the federal government to return more than $13,000 it had seized from Huerta, who is serving three life terms in a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo. But Myart did not pass the money on to Huerta's sister, who had power of attorney.
In pleading guilty to misapplication of fiduciary property, Myart agreed to surrender his state bar card and stop practicing law.
Myart would have had some of that money coming to him for his legal work, Gale said, although he doesn't know how much.
Gale said Myart will be able to reapply for his license after five years, and he hopes he will take the time to rebuild his life “and help people as he has in the past.”
“When he's in his game and has got his life together, he's a tremendous asset,” Gale said. “He has accomplished a lot of good.”
“What's unfortunate is that Mr. Myart had clients that relied on him, and I certainly feel bad for those individuals,” Biggs said. “They're seeking assistance from their lawyer, and instead their lawyer does wrong. It's shameful conduct.”