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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 200258
Attorney Name Bozeman , Wayne D.
DBP Docket No. 183 DB 2009
Supreme Court Docket No. 1551 DD No. 3
County Chester
Disciplinary Counsel Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr.
Counsel for Respondent Barbara S. Rosenberg
Decision Date 2011-10-03
Effective Date 2011-11-02
Case Digest Respondent was a client of attorney Bernard Bagdis. Bagdis prepared, and Respondent knowingly signed and filed, false federal income tax returns for the years 2000 through 2007, failing to report approximately $830,369. The approximate tax loss caused by Respondent’s evasion of the assessment and payment of his personal income taxes was $137,635.00. Respondent entered a guilty plea in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. §371 and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 22 months.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 8.4(b)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for five years (consent)
Points of Law An aggravating factor was that Respondent engaged in his conspiracy to defraud the United States while he sought and after he obtained his law degree from Temple University, while he worked for a Prosecutors Office as a summer intern, and while he worked as a judicial law clerk.
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