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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 27600
Attorney Name Mirarchi , Charles P.
DBP Docket No. 10 DB 2006
Supreme Court Docket No. 1077 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Harriet R. Brumberg
Counsel for Respondent John Rogers Carroll
Decision Date 2007-09-07
Effective Date 2007-10-06
Case Digest Mirarchi was convicted of Mail Fraud for participating in two schemes to corrupt the administration of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). Mirarchi delivered bribes from a taxicab company to a PPA Hearing Officer, who would reduce the amount of parking tickets the company owed and give Mirarchi a kickback from the bribe money. Mirarchi would also sign false entry of appearance slips resulting in the fraudulent reduction or dismissal of over 2,000 parking tickets.
Rule Violation(s) 8.4(b); 8.4(c); Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 5 years retroactive to temporary suspension
Points of Law The Disciplinary Board found that Mirarchi engaged in egregious misconduct that generated substantial negative publicity in the Philadelphia area. Mirarchi's claim to be a recovering gambler did not establish Braun mitigation for his crimes. Nonetheless, the Board concluded that Mirarchi’s conduct was “not as egregious as that which [has] resulted in disbarment.” The Board recommended a five-year suspension, reasoning that it “is not a light sentence” and “it is a lengthy punishment which will serve to adequately protect the public and redress the harm inflicted upon the integrity of the legal system.”
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