Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 34822
Attorney Name Kaplan, Ronald I.
DBP Docket No. 39 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. 1150 D.D. No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Gloria Randall Ammons
Counsel for Respondent Samuel C. Stretton
Decision Date 2006-08-02
Effective Date 2006-09-01
Case Digest Respondent engaged in misappropriation of fiduciary funds over a long period of time, commingled personal funds with those of his clients, failed to maintain complete records of fiduciary funds and had not made full restitution at the time of the disciplinary hearing. The Board found that although Respondent was entitled to Braun mitigation, the Braun mitigation did not wipe away the egregiousness of the misconduct. The Board also found that an actual term of suspension was appropriate despite the Braun showing, in order to meet the primary goals of the disciplinary system to protect the public from unfit attorneys and to maintain the integrity of the legal system.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.15(a); RPC 1.15(b); RPC 8.4(c)
Discipline Imposed Suspension of one year and one day
Points of Law
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