||On November 1, 1999, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania entered an Order disbarring M. Abraham Ahmad, as reciprocal discipline from the state of Maryland. On October 4, 2002, Petitioner was reinstated to practice law in Maryland. On July 26, 2004, Petitioner was reinstated in the federal court of Maryland.
The case against Petitioner in Maryland arose out of allegations of misappropriation against Mr. Ahmad by his former law partner. The allegations were contained in an ex parte Affidavit that resulted in an ex parte Order freezing Petitionerís assets. The ripple effect of the Affidavit and Order led Petitioner to resign from the Maryland Bar on October 10, 1995. Although Petitioner was disbarred, the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission later concluded that the affidavit from which Petitionerís disbarment arose appeared to be false.
When Petitioner applied for reinstatement, more than seven years had passed since his disbarment. The Board found that to be a sufficient period of time for rehabilitation. Petitioner demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that he has the moral qualifications, competency and learning in the law required to practice law in this Commonwealth and that his resumption of the practice of law will be neither detrimental to the integrity and standing of the bar or the administration of justice nor subversive of the public interest.