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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 5421
Attorney Name Evans, Daniel J.
DBP Docket No. 152 DB 2000
Supreme Court Docket No. 810 D.D. No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2003-02-28
Effective Date 2003-03-30
Case Digest Respondent acted as Executor and attorney for an estate. Respondent misappropriated over $90,000 from the assets of the estate. He then made misrepresentations to the beneficiary to conceal his misappropriations. Respondent also misrepresented on his Annual Registration Fee forms that there were no financial institutions in which he was holding funds of a client or third party.
Rule Violation(s) 1.3, 1.15(a), 8.4(b), 8.4(c), Rule 219(d)(1)(iii)
Discipline Imposed Disbarment
Points of Law Absent mitigating circumstances, misappropriation of approximately $90,000 compels disbarment.
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