Thursday, August 9, 2018
A consent sanction of a public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department
The Attorney Grievance Committee commenced this disciplinary proceeding by a petition of charges dated February 26, 2018 (Judiciary Law § 90, Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.8), alleging that respondent was guilty of certain misconduct in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct (22 NYCRR 1200.0) arising from his unlawful use of a credit/debit card to make purchases and from his false statements made thereafter regarding the incident.
The parties agree on the stipulated facts, including the admission to the acts of professional misconduct and the violation thereof, the relevant factors in mitigation, and on the discipline. The parties now jointly move pursuant to 22 NYCRR 1240.8(a)(5) for discipline on consent and request the imposition of a public censure.