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11/17/92 TECOLA W. HAGOS RESPONDENT

November 17, 1992

IN RE: TECOLA W. HAGOS, RESPONDENT


A Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Before Schwelb, Farrell, and King Associate Judges.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam

On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility

PER CURIAM: The Board on Professional Responsibility, in agreement with the findings and recommendation of a Hearing Committee, has recommended that respondent be disbarred for misappropriation and dishonest handling of a client's funds over a period of several years. See In re Thompson, 579 A.2d 218 (D.C. 1990); In re Addams, 579 A.2d 190 (D.C. 1990) (en banc). Respondent did not appear at the hearing conducted by the Hearing Committee; submitted no briefs to the Hearing Committee or the Board on Professional Responsibility and has filed no brief with this court. For the reasons stated by the Board in its Report and Recommendation, appended hereto, it is

ORDERED that Tecola W. Hagos shall be disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia, effective thirty days from the date of this Order. *fn1

So ordered.

ATTACHMENT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS BOARD ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

In re Tecola W. Hagos Respondent

No. 377-89

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Respondent has been charged in this case with violations of several disciplinary provisions -- misappropriation, commingling and dishonesty (DR 9-103(A), 1-102(A)(4)); failure to account for funds received (DR 9-103(B)(3)); conflict of interest (DR 5-104(A)); and failure to return property of a client (DR 9-103(B)(4) -- all arising from his representation of a corporate client in the sale of a business. Respondent answered the Petition, but did not appear at the hearing, and has submitted no briefs to the Hearing Committee or to the Board.

The Hearing Committee found violations of the misconduct charged (except conflict of interest), and recommended disbarrment as a sanction. The Board agrees with the Hearing Committee's recommendations in ...


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