February 11, 2013
The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney who engaged in misappropriation and other violations.
The court found "no credible mitigating factors" but several aggravating circumstances:
An aggravating factor is that Respondent has been previously subject to disciplinary consideration and was, about the time that he was committing some of the present violations of the rules, or just prior thereto, actually participating, or had just participated, in a Conditional Diversionary Agreement with the Attorney Grievance Commission. That agreement included him atending a session on the financial management of a law firm. He learned little, if anything, apparently, about financial management from that session.
He also failed to appear for a depostion and "was continually late in appearing at the hearings" in the disciplinary matter. (Mike Frisch)
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