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In re Wilson

District of Columbia Court of Appeals


November 12, 1999

IN RE DOUGLAS D. WILSON, RESPONDENT.

Before Schwelb and Farrell, Associate Judges, and Pryor, Senior Judge.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam

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

On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility

(Submitted October 26, 1999 Decided November 12, 1999)

On November 25, 1997, the Court of Appeals of Maryland disbarred respondent by consent. The disbarrment stemmed from respondent's convictions in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia for impairing or impeding the Internal Revenue Service in the administration of the law (26 U.S.C. § 7212 (a)) and aiding and abetting tax evasion (26 U.S.C. §§ 701 & 2). The Board on Professional Responsibility recommends reciprocal disbarrment.

Bar Counsel has taken no exception to the Board's recommendation. Respondent, who did not participate in the Board proceedings other than to file an affidavit under D.C. Bar Rule XI, § 14 (g), has filed no opposition to the Board's report and recommendation. Given our limited scope of review in these circumstances, see In re Goldsborough, 654 A.2d 1285, 1288 (D.C. 1995), and the presumption in favor of identical reciprocal discipline, see In re Zilberberg, 612 A.2d 832 (D.C. 1992), we adopt the Board's recommendation. Accordingly, it is

ORDERED that Douglas D. Wilson be disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia nunc pro tunc to November 25, 1997.

So ordered.

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