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Board docket number: 68 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2163 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 08, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of two counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received; Sentenced to 11 1/2 - 23 months incarceration, 5 years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $96,000.
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Board docket number: 80 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2397 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 06, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; Unauthorized practice of law while Suspended; Neglect of client matters; Failure to communicate; Failure to provide services for which he was paid; Failed to return unearned fees; Failed to cooperate or accept responsibility for misconduct; No remorse and prior discipline aggravate.
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Board docket number: 167 DB 2016
Court docket number: Nos. 2310 and 2377 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 18, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Convictions of two counts of DUI: Controlled Substance-Impaired Ability, Small Amount of Marijuana and related charges; Failed to report convictions; Failed to accept responsibility for her actions; Misrepresentations to ODC; Failed to cooperate with ODC; Prior Discipline.
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Board docket number: 212 DB 2010
Court docket number: 1669 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 07, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from 1 Year and 1 Day Suspension for violation of Order of Probation issued by Supreme Court and 1 Year and 1 Day Stayed Suspension with 2 Years Probation with Conditions for Criminal Conviction of DUI and other related offenses; Rehabilitation, character witnesses and remorse; Braun met; Burden for Reinstatement met.
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Board docket number: 210 DB 2010
Court docket number: No. 1668 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 13, 2017
Keywords: Five Year Suspension on Consent retroactive to 12/28/2010; Violated RPC 3.5 by furnishing items of value to former Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge in exchange for appointment of a particular arbitrator in a matter before the court.
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Board docket number: 182 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2387 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 13, 2017
Keywords: One Year Suspension on Consent; Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension; Misrepresentations to clients; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 112 DB 2006
Court docket number: No. 1177 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 06, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Disbarment on Consent based on fabrication of documents and docket entries in one client matter; Character witnesses; Sincere regret and remorse; Burden met.
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Board docket number: 19 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2321 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 06, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Criminal Conviction of Criminal Contempt and other misconduct involving serial neglect, failure to communicate, failure to return unearned fees and failure to respond to inquiries from disciplinary authorities.
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Board docket number: 152 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2388 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 26, 2017
Keywords: Public Censure; Failed to appear for scheduled Public Reprimand before a Disciplinary Board panel and failed to respond to Board Rule to Show Cause; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 24 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2351 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 26, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Misappropriation of client funds in numerous client matters.
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Board docket number: 68 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2383 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 22, 2017
Keywords: Four Year Probation on Consent: Engaged in dishonest conduct by submitting false claims to his employer for work-related expense reimbursements that were personal expenses not incurred on behalf of the law firm; Mitigating factors; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 124 DB 2012-R
Court docket number: No. 2055 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 22, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from One Year and One Day Suspension based on misappropriation of client funds: Remorse, character witness, burden met.
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Board docket number: 30 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2262 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 20, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; Misappropriation of client funds in five client matters; Braun not met.
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Board docket number: 164 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2379 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 12, 2017
Keywords: On Consent 1 Year and 1 Day Stayed Suspension & 2 Years' Probation; Misappropriation of funds from IOLTA Account; Complete cooperation with ODC, admission of misconduct, restitution to client and lack of prior discipline & verifiable Braun mitigation support agreed to discipline.
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Board docket number: 154 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2206 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 09, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of Mail Fraud, Tax Evasion, Attempt to Interfere with the Administration of Tax Laws and Failure to File Personal Income Tax Returns.
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Board docket number: 81 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2364 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 01, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Filed multiple frivolous actions based on the same lawsuit in defiance of several court orders, demonstrating contempt for the authority of the courts. Aggravating factors.
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