April 30, 1990
IN RE: JERRIL J. KROWEN, RESPONDENT. A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility
Before Schwelb and Farrell, Associates Judges, and Kern, Senior Judge.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam
PER CURIAM. Section 11-2503 (a) of the D.C. Code mandates disbarrment for a "member of the bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals is a convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude." D.C. Code § 11-2503 (a) (1989 Repl.). Pursuant to this statute the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility (Board) recommends disbarrment of Jerril J. Krowen on the ground that he stands convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude -- mail fraud. We adopt the Board's recommendation.
In November 1985, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts convicted respondent Jerril J. Krowen of fifteen counts of mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341-1342 (1982). He was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for each count, to be served concurrently. On January 14, 1987, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed respondent's conviction. United States v. Krowen, 809 F.2d 144 (1st Cir. 1987). *fn1
In In re Bond, 519 A.2d 165, 166 (D.C. 1986), this court concluded that a conviction under the federal mail fraud statute is a conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude. Relying on In re Bond, the Board recommends that an order be entered disbarring respondent to D.C. Code § 11-2503 (a) (1989 Repl.). Accordingly, we order the respondent's name be, and it hereby is, stricken from the roll of the members of the bar of this court as of August 7, 1989, the date of his suspension from the bar of this court.