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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2001-054

IN RE: RONALD A. BORINO

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

SUMMARY2

On October 10, 2001, the respondent was convicted in the Suffolk Superior Court of aiding in the concealment of stolen money in the amount of $1,603,303.12 in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 60; conspiracy to aid in the concealment of stolen or embezzled property in violation of G. L. c. 274, § 7; and making or causing to be made a false entry in a book, report, or statement of the Shawmut Bank in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 53A. He was sentenced to two and one-half years in the House of Correction on the charge of aiding in the concealment of stolen property and five years’ probation on the charge of conspiracy, the probationary term to run from and after the sentence of two and one-half years of imprisonment.

On December 21, 2001, the respondent filed an affidavit of resignation acknowledging that he had been convicted of these crimes, that the crimes were “serious” as defined by S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 12(3), and that his conduct had violated Canon One, Disciplinary Rule 1-102(A)(4) and (6); Canon Five, Disciplinary Rule 5-101(A); Canon Seven, Disciplinary Rules 7-101(A)(1)-(3); and Canon Nine, Disciplinary Rules 9-102(A)-(C). Bar counsel asked that the Board of Bar Overseers recommend to the Court accepting the affidavit of resignation and entering an order of disbarment effective August 30, 2001, the effective date of the order of temporary suspension.

On February 11, 2002, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend to the Supreme Judicial Court that the affidavit of resignation be accepted and an order of disbarment enter. The board’s vote and the affidavit of resignation were filed with the county court on February 28, 2002. On March 7, 2002, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County accepted the affidavit of resignation and entered a judgment of disbarment retroactive to August 30, 2001.

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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