An Ohio attorney accused last year of hypnotizing clients in order to make sexual contact has surrendered his law license, FOX8 reports.
Michael William Fine resigned "on the advice of legal counsel," his attorney, Robert Housel, told the network.
According to an announcement published on the Ohio Supreme Court website August 17, the court accepted Fine's accplication for resignation "with disciplinary action pending."
Hounsel noted no criminal charges had been filed against his client at the time of this report and maintained allegations made against Fine are "not true" in a statement to FOX8.
Fine garnered headlines in November after the news outlet reported the Lorain County Bar Association confirmed a woman reported to the Sheffield Village Police Department Fine had "hypnotized her in order to perform sexual acts" in multiple instances at his office.
The alleged victim wore a hidden camera and microphone that captured media the bar association felt confirmed Fine was using hypnosis, bar association attorney Chris Cook told the network.
According to Cook, a second woman later came forward to report she had also been hypnotized by Fine in attempt to make sexual contact.
Fine declined to issue comment on his resignation when contacted by FOX8.
The investigation is ongoing.