Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 81675
Attorney Name Randall, Glenn
DBP Docket No. 156 DB 2006
Supreme Court Docket No. 1320 DD No. 3
County Bucks
Disciplinary Counsel Ramona Mariani
Counsel for Respondent Samuel Stretton
Decision Date 2008-02-27
Effective Date 2008-03-28
Case Digest By Report and Recommendation dated October 23, 2007, the Disciplinary Board recommended that Respondent be suspended for one year and one day. Respondent falsely claimed to be holding monies in escrow for a real estate broker accused of fraud. Respondent made these false statements both to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and to an attorney pursuing a civil fraud case against the broker. In reliance upon Respondent’s false statement, criminal charges against the broker were dismissed as funds were believed to be secured pending the outcome of the civil case. The District Attorney’s Office re-filed criminal charges against the broker upon learning about Respondent’s misrepresentation. Respondent failed to honor a criminal subpoena issued compelling his attendance before the Magisterial District Justice in the re-filed criminal charges. Respondent’s misconduct was aggravated by his inconsistent testimony during the course of the disciplinary hearing. By Order dated February 27, 2008, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania suspended Respondent for one year and one day.
Rule Violation(s) 7.1(a), 8.4(c) and 8.4(d).
Discipline Imposed Suspension for one year and one day.
Points of Law Respondent’s dishonest statements and failure to appear for the preliminary hearing, along with his inconsistent explanations, are serious acts of misconduct warranting suspension.
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