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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 33441
Attorney Name DeSimone, Mark Anthony
DBP Docket No. 11 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No. 719 DD No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent William F. Manifesto
Decision Date 2004-02-03
Effective Date 2002-01-31
Case Digest Respondent was convicted of one count of income tax evasion, and temporarily suspended effective January 31, 2002. The Hearing Committee found his expressions of remorse to be "less than sincere." The Disciplinary Board found that there was an "absence of any substantial mitigating circumstances."
Rule Violation(s) Rule 203(b)(1), Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Suspension of two years and eight months, retroactive to January 21, 2002.
Points of Law Conviction of one count of income tax evasion, absent "substantial mitigating circumstances," warrants suspension of two years and eight months.
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