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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2008-029

IN RE: JAMES E. TAMAGINI, JR.

S.J.C. Judgment of Disbarment entered by Justice Cordy on April 28, 2008.1

SUMMARY2

The respondent was admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth on December 20, 1989. On February 20, 2008, the respondent pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to conspiracy to distribute OxyContin in violation of 21 U. S. C. § 846. A plea of guilty is defined as a “conviction” by S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 12(1). Conspiracy to distribute OxyContin is a felony and is defined as a “serious crime” by S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 12(3).

On March 10, 2008, bar counsel filed in the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County a notice of conviction and a petition for temporary suspension based on the respondent’s conviction of a serious crime. On April 22, 2008, the respondent filed a consent to disbarment pursuant to S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 8(5). On April 28, 2008, the county court (Cordy, J.) entered a judgment of disbarment effective immediately upon 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 before the Supreme Judicial Court.



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