Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 4108
Attorney Name Meltzer, Richard M.
DBP Docket No. 33 DB 2004
Supreme Court Docket No. 901 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Barbara S. Rosenberg
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2006-09-28
Effective Date 2004-03-08
Case Digest Respondent was convicted of wire fraud affecting a financial institution, arising from his acceptance of two payments from an adverse party in civil litigation in which he was involved. Respondent did not disclose his receipt of the funds to either his client or the law firm by which he was employed. Respondent was sentenced to home confinement based upon evidence of medical problems and the courtís belief that Respondent had lost his license to practice law. The Disciplinary Board found that Respondent was contrite, did not harm his clients, and did not act disloyally.
Rule Violation(s) Pa.R.D.E. 214 and 203(b)(1)
Discipline Imposed 1 year suspension retroactive to temporary suspension under Pa.R.D.E. 214
Points of Law
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