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IN RE: WILLIAM C. McCALLUM

NO. BD-96-048

SUMMARY1

On October 5, 1998, the respondent was disbarred by the New Hampshire Supreme Court based on his convictions of "numerous counts of the crime of receiving stolen property...." In the Matter of William C. McCallum, No. LD-96-018, slip. op. at 1. The respondent had previously been temporarily suspended in New Hampshire on August 22, 1997. On Bar Counselís petition for reciprocal discipline, the respondent was temporarily suspended in Massachusetts on January 21, 1997. Matter of McCallum, 13 Mass. Attíy Disc. R. 521 (1997).

On October 21, 1998, Bar Counsel filed a petition for reciprocal discipline based on the respondentís disbarment in New Hampshire. On January 21, 1999, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County conducted a hearing on Bar Counselís petition. The Court had before it the record of the respondentís convictions of twenty-three felony counts and thirty-seven misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property. In New Hampshire, the respondent had raised mental illness, bipolar illness, and kleptomania as mitigation. The New Hampshire Supreme Court held that, "[e]ven assuming as true all facts alleged in the respondentís response to the show cause order, the serious nature of the respondentís misconduct would lead this court to disbar the respondent...." In the Matter of William C. McCallum, No. LD-96-018, slip op. at 2 (N.H. Oct. 5, 1998)

On January 22, 1999, the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County entered a Judgment of Disbarment effective January 21, 1997.

1 Compiled by the Board of Bar Overseers based on the record before the Court.



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