Friday, April 1, 2022

Florida Discipline

From the April 1 discipline summaries of The Florida Bar

Jorge Henrique Angulo, 5223 Park Blvd. N., Suite 101, Pinellas Park, suspended for six months effective 30 days following a March 17 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1999) Angulo instructed his client in a criminal matter to lie to the court during the client’s sentencing hearing about Angulo’s guarantee to the client that he would receive a downward departure in sentencing. (Case No: SC21-1323)

Beatrice Bijoux, 300 SE 2nd St., Suite 600, Ft. Lauderdale, emergency suspended effective immediately following a March 21 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2016) Bijoux was charged on March 10 with four counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Assault-Deadly Weapon (Third Degree Felony), and one count of High Speed or Wanton Fleeing (Second Degree Felony). (Case No. SC22-357)

ABC 25 WPBF  reported on these charges

Beatrice Bijoux, 31, made her first appearance before a judge Wednesday, facing four counts of attempted murder after Stuart police say she intentionally drove her car into a group of people outside the Fresh Market Tuesday, sending one to the hospital, and then trying to run down a witness who attempted to stop her from driving away.

According to the arrest report, police found Bijoux thanks to a witness who followed her. Bijoux refused to pull over and drove to the Stuart Police Department, where the report says she got out of her car and told police, “the voices in her head had told her to kill the people.”

Also in the bar report

Donald Nathan Jacobson, 555 S.E. 1st Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, emergency suspended effective immediately following a March 10 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1990) Jacobson was arrested on charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Jacobson is currently incarcerated on a no bond status for causing/caused great public harm as a result of his acts of violence and the pending charges. (Case No: SC22-309)

Wendell Terry Locke, 8201 Peters Rd., Suite 1000, Plantation, suspended for one year effective 30 days following a March 1 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1997) Locke was counsel for a plaintiff in a civil rights case in the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Orlando Division. During his representation, Locke acted vexatiously throughout the litigation, multiplying, and delaying the proceedings, and consistently alleging unfounded racial and other biased partiality on the part of opposing counsel and the judiciary. (Case No: SC19-1913)

Hillel Ryder Smith, 6712 Kenwood Forest Lane, Chevy Chase, Maryland, suspended for 60 days effective immediately following a February 28 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2000) Smith sent harassing email messages to two immigration judges and an attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Miami. During the investigation conducted by the Office of Inspector General, Smith initially denied sending the email messages, claiming his computer may have been hacked. When confronted with forensic evidence, Smith admitted to sending the emails and claimed that the recipients were former co-workers who had harassed and discriminated against him in the past. Smith initially avoided the Bar’s inquiries into this matter. (Case No: SC21-511)

Gregory Thomas Wilson, P.O. Box 1071, Panama City, disbarred effective nunc pro tunc to October 27, 2018, the date of his suspension following a January 27 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Wilson was felony suspended on October 27, 2018, for one felony count of possession of contraband at a county detention facility and a second count of misdemeanor perjury. (Case No: SC21-1567)

(Mike Frisch)

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