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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2000-019

IN RE: SHELDON NEWMAN

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

SUMMARY2

The respondent was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar on October 22, 1952, and assumed disability inactive status on June 6, 2000. Upon guilty plea entered October 13, 2000, the respondent was convicted, as that term is defined by S.J.C. Rule 4:01, § 12(1), in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, of two counts of bankruptcy fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 152(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 152(3). On January 29, 2002, the respondent submitted an affidavit of resignation in which he admitted to the conviction and acknowledged that his conduct violated Canon One, Disciplinary Rules 1-102(A)(4), (5) and (6).

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 June 6, 2000, the date on which he assumed disability inactive status. On March 7, 2002, the Supreme Judicial Court entered a judgment of disbarment on the resignation effective June 6, 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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