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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2007-078

IN RE: STUART A. ROMM

S.J.C. Judgment of Disbarment entered by Justice Botsford on August 28, 2008.1

SUMMARY2

The respondent was convicted of felony receipt of child pornography in violation of 18 U. S. C. § 2252A(a)(2) and felony possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U. S. C. § 2252(a)(5)(B). His conduct is described in United States v. Romm, 455 F.3d 990 (9th Cir. 2006). The respondent’s conduct violated Mass. R. Prof. C. 8.4(b) and (h).

On November 3, 1999, the respondent was indefinitely suspended due to his conviction in Florida of two counts of promoting sexual performance by a child less than eighteen and one count of computer child exploitation. Matter of Romm, 15 Mass. Att’y Disc. R. 505 (1999). The effective date of that suspension was October 31, 1998. The prior conduct was a substantial factor in aggravation.

On July 9, 2008, the respondent filed an affidavit of resignation pursuant to S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 15. Bar counsel recommended that the affidavit be accepted and a judgment of disbarment enter. On August 11, 2008, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend to the Supreme Judicial Court that the respondent’s affidavit be accepted and a judgment of disbarment enter. On August 28, 2008, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County (Botsford, J.) accepted the respondent’s affidavit of resignation and entered a judgment of disbarment, effective upon the date of entry.


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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