Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Catch 17

An attorney was also a Revenue Officer with the Internal Revenue Service. In that capacity, he engaged in criminal conduct that involved a business that was "a vehicle for tax evasion."

He graduated from law school in 1993 and took the Maryland Bar examination "multiple times without success." He finally passed the February 2009 examination.

The fly in the ointment was the notorious Question 17 on the bar application.

The question, in essence, asks:

Is there anything not covered by any of the other questions that we ought to know?

The attorney answered in the negative, failing to disclose his criminal activity and his knowledge that criminal charges against him were imminent.

The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred him for the non-disclosure and the criminal conduct. 

(Mike Frisch)


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