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NO. BD-2003-006


S.J.C. Judgment of Resignation entered by Justice Ireland on June 9, 2004.1


On November 13, 2002, the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge for the State of Colorado entered an amended opinion and order disbarring the respondent. The amended opinion and order is attached to this summary.

On January 14, 2003, bar counsel filed a petition for reciprocal discipline in the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County. The respondent assented to an order of temporary suspension pending the outcome of his appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court. The county court entered an order of temporary suspension on February 24, 2003.

The Colorado Supreme Court affirmed the order of disbarment on October 30, 2003. On April 12, 2004, the respondent signed an affidavit of resignation pursuant to S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 15, in which he agreed not to contest the facts and rule violations set forth in the amended opinion and order issued in Colorado in any bar discipline, reinstatement, or admission proceeding.

On May 10, 2004, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend to the Supreme Judicial Court that the affidavit of resignation be accepted as a disciplinary sanction effective February 24, 2003. On June 9, 2004, the county court entered judgment accepting the respondent’s resignation as a disciplinary sanction retroactive to February 24, 2003.

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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