||Respondent pled guilty in federal court to one count of Health Care Fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1347, and one count of Fraud and False Statements in connection with a federal tax return, in violation of 26 U.S.C. §7206(1), based on a criminal investigation showing that Respondent engaged in a six-year history of fraud in representing twenty-nine clients in personal injury cases and a four-year history of fraud in the filing of his federal tax returns. Twenty insurance carriers were defrauded in the twenty-nine fraudulent personal injury cases; those carriers incurred a total loss of $261,447.16. Respondent’s under-reporting of his income and his falsifying and exaggerating his business expenses resulted in the United States government incurring a total tax loss of $235,788.
Respondent admitted at the disciplinary hearing that over the course of thirty years he had used “runners” and represented clients who he knew were “not really injured.”
The Disciplinary Board found that Respondent failed to exhibit genuine remorse for his misconduct and that Respondent had failed to make restitution payments since his release from prison.