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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 22157
Attorney Name Doty, Richard Kanoy
DBP Docket No. 226 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. 1106 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M. Snyder
Counsel for Respondent
Decision Date 2006-07-31
Effective Date 2006-04-27
Case Digest On May 3, 2005, the United States Attorney’s Office filed an Information in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, charging Respondent with one count of Accessory After the Fact, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §3, in a case captioned United States of America v. Richard K. Doty, Case No. 8:05-cr-181-T23-MSS. On April 14, 2005, Respondent and the government entered into a Guilty Plea Agreement. Therein, the government represents that Respondent agreed to plead guilty to one count of Accessory After the Fact. On September 21, 2005, Respondent pled guilty to one count of Accessory After the Fact before the Honorable Steven D. Merryday, Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. The crime for which Respondent pled guilty involved a scheme to defraud HUD and other financial institutions. Respondent was retained in August 2000 and shortly thereafter became aware of this fraudulent scheme. During the summer of 2000, Respondent advised his clients that they needed to come up with an “emergency exit plan” in case the scheme was detected. Consequently, Respondent performed research and complied a list of countries to which his clients could flee, if necessary. On September 21, 2005, Respondent appeared before the Honorable Steven D. Merryday at which time Judge Merryday imposed a sentence of fifteen months imprisonment, thirty-six months of supervised release, a $100 assessment and $206,000 total restitution
Rule Violation(s) RPC 8.4(b), RPC 8.4(c) and Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for five years
Points of Law
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