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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2005-049

IN RE: BRUCE G. HILL

S.J.C. Judgment of Disbarment entered by Justice Ireland on April 20, 2006.1

SUMMARY2

On January 24, 2006, the respondent was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts of perjury in violation of 18 U. S. C. ß 1621. The respondent was sentenced to incarceration for one year and one day followed by two years of supervised release and fined $75,000.

The respondent was temporarily suspended from the practice of law on July 18, 2005. Bar counsel filed a petition for discipline alleging that the respondentís conduct had violated Mass. Rules of Prof. C. 3.3(a)(1) and (2) and 8.4(b)-(d) and (h).

On February 21, 2006, the respondent filed an affidavit of resignation in which he acknowledged that he had been convicted of the offense charged in the petition for discipline and that his conduct had violated the cited rules. Bar counsel recommended that the affidavit of resignation be accepted and a judgment of disbarment entered effective the date of the temporary suspension.

On March 20, 2006, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend to the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County that the respondentís affidavit of resignation be accepted and a judgment of disbarment entered effective July 18, 2005. On April 20, 2006, the county court accepted the recommendation of the board, entering a judgment of disbarment effective July 18, 2005.

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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