Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,
DBP Docket No. 158 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No.
Disciplinary Counsel Suzy S. Moore
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2004-07-30
Effective Date 2004-07-30
Case Digest The executor of an estate retained Respondent to represent the estate. Respondent knew that he had a duty to file a final federal tax return for income earned in the year of the death of the decedent and failed to file such a return. Respondent failed to respond to communication from the executor concerning notices from the IRS of mounting penalties. The disciplinary hearing concluded in an abbreviated proceeding with a recommendation from a private reprimand. The Board panel remanded for briefs. ODC filed a brief. Respondent did not file a brief. The Board dismissed the petition.
Rule Violation(s) NONE (alleged - RPCs 1.1; 1.3; 1.4(a) and (b))
Discipline Imposed None
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available