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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 35942
Attorney Name Abrams, Marvin  
DBP Docket No. 95 DB 2001
Supreme Court Docket No. 665 D.D. No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent Thomas Shannon Barry
Decision Date 2002-07-25
Effective Date 2002-08-24
Case Digest Respondent was suspended pursuant to his conviction of two counts of willful failure to file federal tax returns. He was sentenced to four months of incarceration followed by four months of house detention and one year of probation.
Rule Violation(s) Rule 203(b)(1), Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed One year suspension
Points of Law The conviction, standing alone, would warrant a public censure, especially given the favorable character testimony introduced by Respondent. However, his prior discipline of one informal admonition and three private reprimands are aggravating factors. An additional factor is the length of incarceration and period of probation.
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