January 15, 2013
Welcome Back, With A Dissent
The Maryland Court of Appeals has reinstated an attorney disbarred in 2007 as a result of his conviction of misprison of a felony.
Judge Battaglia dissented, calling the action "an unwarranted lowering of the bar for reinstatement from disbarment, especially those that emanate from a felony conviction."
She describes the offense as involving the attorney's concealment of immigration fraud at a company that employed him, as well as false statements to the U.S. government. Further, Judge Battaglia was not persuaded that the attorney had acknowledged the extent of the misconduct. (Mike Frisch)
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