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Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District

According to a Nassau County Criminal Attorney, the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District filed this motion to strike the respondent’s name from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law pursuant to Judiciary Law, due to his felony conviction. On November 1, 2010, the respondent was convicted in the Nassau County Court, Criminal Term, after a jury trial of scheme to defraud in the first degree, grand larceny in the second degree, grand larceny in the third degree, criminal possession of a forgery device, attempted grand larceny in the third degree, forgery in the third degree, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree and criminal impersonation in the second degree.

A Nassau County Grand Larceny Attorney said that, on December 7, 2010, the respondent was sentenced to terms of imprisonment of one to three years for scheme to defraud in the first degree; one to three years for grand larceny in the second degree; one to three years for each of the 11 counts of grand larceny in the third degree; one to three years for each of the 3 counts of criminal possession of a forgery device; one to three years for attempted grand larceny in the third degree; one year for each of the 10 counts of forgery in the third degree; one year for each of the 7 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree; and one year for each of the 2 counts of criminal impersonation in the second degree. As some of the sentences were ordered to run consecutively, and others were ordered to run concurrently, the respondent’s maximum sentence is 10 to 20 years. In addition, he was directed to pay restitution in the sum of $296,750.

According to a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer, the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District (hereinafter the Grievance Committee) now moves to strike the respondent’s name from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(b) based upon his felony conviction. The respondent opposes the Grievance Committee’s motion as premature in light of his pending appeal of his convictions.

A Nassau County Grand Larceny Attorney said that, by virtue of his felony conviction, the respondent ceased to be an attorney and counselor-at-law pursuant to Judiciary Law, and was automatically disbarred on November 1, 2010. Accordingly, the Grievance Committee’s motion to strike the respondent’s name from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law is granted, effective November 1, 2010, and the respondent’s name is stricken from the roll of attorneys based on his disbarment.

A Nassau County Criminal Lawyers said that, the Court ordered that pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(a), the respondent, is disbarred, effective November 1, 2010, and his name is stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law, pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(b); and it is further, ordered that the respondent, shall comply with this Court’s rules governing the conduct of disbarred, suspended, and resigned attorneys.

It is further, ordered that pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90, the respondent, is commanded to desist and refrain from (l) practicing law in any form, either as principal or as agent, clerk, or employee of another, (2) appearing as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, Judge, Justice, board, commission, or other public authority, (3) giving to another an opinion as to the law or its application or any advice in relation thereto, and (4) holding himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law.

Removal of a lawyer from a bar association or practice of law is one of the most painful situation in the life of an attorney. In most jurisdictions, conviction of a crime results in an automatic disbarment. The Stephen Bilkis & Associates together with its Nassau County Criminal Attorneys and Nassau County Grand Larceny Lawyers, joined together to give the needed effort and required expertise to exonerate you from this kind of penalties.

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