||Petitioner was disbarred on consent after he misappropriated client funds. At a real estate closing, Petitioner received over $42,000 in funds to pay off a mortgage for his clients. Instead of making a payoff, Petitioner used the funds for his personal debts. He admitted his wrongdoing and made full restitution.
At his reinstatement hearing, Petitioner presented evidence that he had been successfully employed in the real estate and mortgage industries. Petitioner presented character witnesses and testified to his remorse and regret for the harm he had caused.
In its report, the Disciplinary Board concluded that the amount of time that had passed since disbarment was not so short as to preclude reinstatement and that he had rehabilitated himself during this time.