Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Felonies Lead To Interim Suspension

A criminal conviction has drawn an interim suspension from the Oklahoma Supreme Court

The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA), in compliance with Rules 7.1 and 7.2 of the Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings (RGDP), has forwarded to this Court certified copies of the Information, Plea of Guilty, and Order of Deferred Sentence, in which Amber Ann Sweet entered pleas of guilty to one count of Grand Larceny, a felony, in violation of 21 O.S. Supp. 2018, § 1705, and one count of False Declaration of Ownership in Pawn Shop, a felony, in violation of 59 O.S. Supp. 2018, § 1512(C)(2). On June 18, 2021, the district court deferred sentencing for three years, until June 3, 2024.

RGDP 7.3 provides: "Upon receipt of the certified copies of Judgment and Sentence on a plea of guilty, order deferring judgment and sentence, indictment or information and the judgment and sentence, the Supreme Court may by order immediately suspend the lawyer from the practice of law until further order of the Court." Having received certified copies of the papers and orders under RGDP 7.3, this Court orders that Amber Ann Sweet is immediately suspended from the practice of law. Amber Ann Sweet is directed to show cause, if any, no later than September 28, 2021, why this order of interim suspension should be set aside. See RGDP 7.3. The OBA has until October 13, 2021, to respond.

(Mike Frisch)

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