Monday, March 14, 2011
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the proposed sanction of disbarment by its Disciplinary Board and imposed a five-year suspension of an attorney admitted in 1984.
The attorney was transferred to inactive status in 1996 for failure to complete CLE obligations. In 2007, he was arrested in Illinois and charged with forgery of a prescription for 90 tablets of Ritalin, purportedly signed by Dr. Steve Andrews. He pled guilty to a felony and was placed on probation. The conviction violated probation imposed for drug possession in 2006.
The attorney reported the conviction to disciplinary authorities but had not otherwise participated in the proceedings. (Mike Frisch)