Thursday, July 19, 2012
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals reduced a one-year suspension in New York to a six-month suspension with automatic reinstatement as reciprocal discipline in a case involving "nonvenal misappropriation of funds and related offenses."
The court imposed the lesser sanction based on its conclusion that six months was the "usual" sanction for such misconduct and that "typically" no fitness requirement is imposed.
Bar Counsel had sought a one-year suspension with fitness. (Mike Frisch)