Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney was had been suspended as a result of a mail fraud conviction.
The focus of the proceeding was on the petitioner's efforts to deal with his longstanding gambling addiction.
According to the Disciplinary Board report, the petitioner had been abstinent from gambling from 1984 to 1999. He relapsed in 2000 but has been gambling-free since 2003.
The report describes how the petitioner went from gambler to nationally certified gambling addiction counselor ("the highest level [of certification] one can obtain with the National Counsel on Compulsive Gambling') and his efforts to help others with their gambling.
The petitioner served as Deputy Commissioner of Elections in Philadelphia County for 30 years. (Mike Frisch)