Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The New Jersey Supreme Court rejected the three-year suspension proposed by a majority of the Disciplinary Review Board and ordered the disbarment of an attorney who made repeated misrepresentations to his partners in a real estate business, submitted false documents to the Office of Attorney Ethics and Special Master in the ensuing disciplinary proceedings and in light of his record of prior similar misconduct.
The attorney was admitted in 1980 and had been privately reprmanded in 1989 and suspended for six months in 1999 for creating "false entries in his law firm's records to conceal from his law partner his expenditure of law firm funds..."
The disbarment was imposed even though the misconduct was outside the practice of law. (Mike Frisch)