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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2007-012

IN RE: ROBERT M. MARDIROSIAN

S.J.C. Judgment of Disbarment Retro to March 5, 2007 entered by Justice Cowin on January 3, 2011.1

SUMMARY2

On December 15, 2008, the respondent, Robert M. Mardirosian, was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts of possession, concealment, or storage of stolen goods in violation of 18 U. S. C. § 2315 and was sentenced to eighty-four months’ imprisonment followed by thirty-six months of supervised release. The respondent was also fined $100,000 and ordered to return six paintings to the victim of the crime.

The respondent was temporarily suspended on March 5, 2007, reported as Matter of Mardirosian, 23 Mass. Att’y Disc. R. 434 (2007). On December 23, 2008, bar counsel filed a petition for discipline alleging that the respondent’s crime violated Mass. R. Prof. C. 8.4(b), (c), and (h). The matter was deferred while the respondent pursued an appeal from his conviction. The conviction was affirmed in United States v. Mardirosian, 602 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2010).

On November 30, 2010, the respondent submitted an affidavit of resignation pursuant to S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 15, in which he acknowledged that the material facts set forth in the petition for discipline were true and sufficient to establish a violation of the rules cited. In aggravation, the respondent had received a private reprimand reported as No. PR-84-22, 4 Mass. Att’y Disc. R. 214 (1984). Bar counsel recommended that the affidavit of resignation be accepted and a judgment of disbarment entered effective retroactive to March 5, 2007.

On December 13, 2010, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend to the Supreme Judicial Court that the affidavit of resignation be accepted and a judgment of disbarment enter effective retroactive to March 5, 2007. On January 3, 2011, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County (Cowin, J.) accepted the affidavit of resignation and entered a judgment of disbarment retroactive to March 5, 2007.


FOOTNOTES:

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 filed with the Supreme Judicial Court.



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