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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 43480
Attorney Name Grossman, Robert S.
DBP Docket No. 41 DB 2006
Supreme Court Docket No. 1140 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Harriet R. Brumberg
Counsel for Respondent Samuel D. Miller, III
Decision Date 2007-02-03
Effective Date 2007-03-03
Case Digest Respondent made false statements to the bankruptcy trustee regarding funds in a lockbox account and the bankruptcy court imposed sanctions. The United States Attorney’s Office brought false statement charges and Respondent pleaded guilty to the charges. On July 13, 2006, New York disbarred Grossman for his federal false statement conviction under a provision of New York Judiciary Law providing for automatic disbarment upon an attorney’s conviction of a felony. ODC requested and the PA Supreme Court imposed reciprocal discipline of disbarment.
Rule Violation(s) Pa. R.D.E. 216
Discipline Imposed Disbarment
Points of Law Grave injustice within the meaning of Rule 216(c)(3) would not occur if Pennsylvania imposes identical discipline as that imposed by New York under New York’s automatic disbarment law for attorneys convicted of felonies.
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