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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2001-088

IN RE: RONALD G. CARON

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

SUMMARY2

On October 27, 1999, the respondent was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Maine of concealment of assets in a bankruptcy case in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 152. The respondent was placed on probation for two years and ordered to make restitution of $100,000. The respondent’s conduct occurred in the course of representing a client.

In violation of S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 12(8), the respondent did not notify bar counsel of his conviction. On November 19, 2001, bar counsel filed a notice of conviction and petition for temporary suspension with the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County.

On January 3, 2002, the respondent submitted an affidavit of resignation to the Board of Bar Overseers acknowledging that he had been convicted of the crime of concealing assets in a bankruptcy case and that the crime was “serious”as defined by S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 12(3). The respondent further acknowledged that his conduct had violated Canon One, Disciplinary Rule 1-102(A)(4)-(6), and Canon Seven, Disciplinary Rules 7-102(A)(3) and (7) and (B)(1). Bar counsel requested that the Board of Bar Overseers recommend to the Court accepting the affidavit of resignation and entering an order of disbarment.

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. On February 28, 2002, the Board of Bar Overseers filed its vote and the affidavit of resignation in the county court. On March 7, 2002, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County accepted the affidavit of resignation and entered a judgment of disbarment.

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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