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Board docket number: 44 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2199 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 31, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; Filed numerous baseless & frivolous actions in multiple PA courts; Made disparaging and unfounded statements about jurists & court employees in multiple pleadings; Engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice; Failure to appear at disciplinary proceedings aggravates.
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Board docket number: 145 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2319 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 30, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Neglect; Failure to return unearned fees; Failure to respond to inquiries from disciplinary authorities; Aggravating factors.
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Board docket number: 193 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2363 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 30, 2017
Keywords: One Year Suspension on Consent; Misappropriation of client funds; Restitution, remorse and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 135 DB 2008
Court docket number: No. 1556 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 22, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Denied from 1 Year and 1 Day Suspension; Failed to demonstrate remorse; Failed to accept responsibility for prior wrongdoing; Failed to show rehabilitation; Failed to make attempts to pay outstanding debts; Engaged in conduct that threatened the legal system by his baseless statements about members of the Judiciary; Burden not met.
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Board docket number: 6 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2259 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 22, 2017
Keywords: Three Month Suspension followed by Nine Month Probation on Consent; Criminal Conviction of DUI; Unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension.
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Board docket number: 107 DB 2009
Court docket number: No. 1531 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 13, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Disbarment on Consent based on misappropriation of entrusted client funds; Rehabilitation, remorse, and restitution made; Burden met.
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Board docket number: 90 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2340 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 13, 2017
Keywords: Six Month Suspension; False Statement to ODC; Failure to respond to ODC supplemental request for info; Failure to file a compliance statement with the Disciplinary Board; Lack of Remorse, Failure to accept responsibility, Lack of candor and credibility and prior discipline aggravate.
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Board docket number: 212 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: March 10, 2017
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Criminal conviction of Indirect Criminal Contempt for voluntarily going on Inactive Status to avoid representing a client in a criminal trial; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 109 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2286 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 27, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of Theft by Deception and Unlawful Use of a Computer.
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Board docket number: 75 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2190 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 24, 2017
Keywords: Three Year Suspension on Consent; Misappropriation of client funds; Failed to finalize an estate; Mitigating factors; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 130 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2335 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 24, 2017
Keywords: One Year & One Day Suspension on Consent; Failure to communicate; Neglect of client matters; Abandonment of two clients; Failure to appropriately hold, account for and disburse client funds; Belatedly cooperated with ODC.
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Board docket number: 13 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2243 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 23, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Advised clients on matters for which he was not competent; Charged excessive and illegal fees; Failed to hold client funds in trust; Failed to protect clients' interest; Failed to refund unearned fees.
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Board docket number: 130 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2197 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 21, 2017
Keywords: Three Year Suspension; Criminal convictions of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance; Cooperation, remorse, recognition of wrongdoing and lack of prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 69 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2166 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 03, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Failure to diligently represent or communicate with her clients; Ex parte communication with a federal judge; Failure to cooperate with disciplinary process; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 78 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2325 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 30, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; RPC 1.3, 1.5(a), 1.5(b), 1.5(c), 1.15(b), 1.15(c), 1.15(i), 1.16(a)(2), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), PaRDE 203(b)(3); Egregious misconduct in client matters involving misappropriation and misapplication of entrusted funds; Aggravating factors.
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Board docket number: 214 DB 2015
Court docket number: 00
Date: January 19, 2017
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Engaged in the unlawful practice of law while on Administrative Suspension status for failure to comply with CLE requirements; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 21 DB 2016
Court docket number: OO
Date: January 19, 2017
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Failed to hold entrusted funds separate from his own; Mitigating factors.
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Board docket number: 90 DB 2012
Court docket number: No. 1851 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 19, 2017
Keywords: PaRDE 203(b)(1), RPC 8.4(b), RPC 8.4(c); Criminal Conviction of conspiring to rig bids for the sale of tax liens auctioned by municipalities throughout NJ; Remorse, restitution and cooperation mitigate.
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Board docket number: 10 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2313 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Failure to appear at three scheduled and rescheduled dates for the administration of a reprimand before the Board; Failed to demonstrate remorse; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 181 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2332 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2017
Keywords: Three Year Suspension on Consent; Conflict of interest & business transactions using client funds without proper disclosure and consent; Remorse and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 107 DB 2016 -Contempt Sanction
Court docket number: No. 2189 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2017
Keywords: Contempt Sanction - $1,000 fine for willful violation of Supreme Court Order by performing prohibited law-related activities and engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.
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