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In re Juron

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS


November 21, 1994

IN RE: MARVIN JURON, 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 Ferren, Terry, and Steadman, Associate Judges.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam

PER CURIAM: This matter is before the court on the recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility ("Board") to disbar respondent pursuant to D.C. Code § 11-2503 (a) (1989 Repl.) for conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude. The recommendation arises from respondent's felony convictions, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, for misapplying funds entrusted to a federally-insured savings and loan association, 18 U.S.C. § 657 (1988); conspiring to commit offenses against the United States, 18 U.S.C. § 371; and seven counts of mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1341. Respondent received a two-year prison sentence on August 19, 1988. As a consequence of these convictions, the Supreme Court of Illinois disbarred respondent from the practice of law in Illinois on October 14, 1988.

On March 20, 1992, this court suspended respondent from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 10 (c) *fn1 and directed the Board to initiate proceedings to determine whether respondent's criminal convictions involved moral turpitude within meaning of D.C. Code § 11-2503 (a).

The Board concluded that respondent's crimes of mail fraud involved moral turpitude per se. See In re Bond, 519 A.2d 165, 166 (D.C. 1986) (mail fraud and wire fraud are offenses that inherently involve moral turpitude). *fn2 The Board accordingly recommended respondent's disbarrment under In re Colson, 412 A.2d 1160, 1164 (D.C. 1979) (en banc), a recommendation that respondent has not contested. We agree that Colson mandates disbarrment pursuant to § 11-2503 (a), given appellant's mail fraud convictions.

Accordingly, respondent is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia, effective immediately.

So ordered.


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