Monday, November 17, 2008
An attorney convicted of misprison of felony was suspended for a period coterminous with his federal probation and until further court order. The facts:
Respondent admitted that he knew and failed to report that a tenant in a building that he owned was growing marihuana plants on the first floor and in the basement of the building.
The New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department concluded that automatic disbarment was not required as there is no comparable felony under New york law.
The link takes you to the court's web page. This case is Matter of Price. The case in today's earlier post is Matter of Ciccone. (Mike Frisch)