July 7, 2011
Yes And No
The attorney who was denied reinstatement had been disbarred on consent in 1982. The misconduct involved his criminal conviction for mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He was convicted of involvement (which he continues to deny) in a series of arsons. He has been employed as a paralegal in his spouse's law firm. His testimony at the reinstatement hearing was deemed incredible.
The reinstated attorney was suspended for two years for practicing while on administrative suspension in Pennsylvania. He had maintained a New Jersey license and was reprimanded in New Jersey as reciprocal discipline. (Mike Frisch)
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