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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2000-018

IN RE: PAUL B. MORLEY

S.J.C. Judgment of Disbarment entered by Justice Ireland on March 7, 2002.1

SUMMARY2

The respondent was admitted to the Massachusetts bar on November 1, 1969, and was temporarily suspended from practice, pursuant to S.J.C. Rule 4:01, § 12A, on May 22, 2000. Upon a guilty plea entered June 4, 2001, the respondent was convicted, as that terms is defined by S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 12(1), in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, of one count of bankruptcy fraud/concealment in his personal bankruptcy in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 152(1). In December 2001, the respondent submitted an affidavit of resignation in which he admitted the conviction and acknowledged that that his conduct violated Mass. R. Prof. C. 8 .4(a), (b), (c), (d) and (h).

On February 11, 2002, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend that the affidavit of resignation be accepted and that the respondent be disbarred retroactive to July 17, 2000, the date on which he complied with the order for his temporary suspension. On March 7, 2002, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County entered a judgment of disbarment on the resignation effective July 17, 2000.

1 The complete Order of the Court is available by contacting the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County.

2 Compiled by the Board of Bar Overseers based on the record before the Court.



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