Thursday, August 8, 2013
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed identical reciprocal discipline in a matter involving discipline ordered by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
The court rejected the sanctioned attorney's claim that his due process rights were violated in the South Carolina disciplinary proceeding and ordered a suspension of two years with reinstatement conditioned on proof of fitness.
The attorney had alleged that the suspension in South Carolina was "tantamount to a criminal act" and "the corrupt conduct of court officials."
The court found that he had failed to adduce record evidence to support these contentions. (Mike Frisch)