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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 12022
Attorney Name Butler, Jr. , Thomas E.
DBP Docket No. 83 DB 2008
Supreme Court Docket No. 1406 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Harriet R. Brumberg
Counsel for Respondent Alan A. Turner
Decision Date 2008-10-16
Effective Date 2008-05-27
Case Digest Respondent failed to file income tax returns for five years, resulting in federal tax losses of at least $152,040. Respondent pled guilty to five counts of willful failure to file tax returns in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7203.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 8.4(b) and Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for one year, retroactive to temporary suspension.
Points of Law Discipline imposed for willful failure to file tax returns ranges from a Public Censure to a five-year suspension, with progressively greater discipline imposed on attorneys who have a record of discipline or whose willful failure to file tax returns spanned many years.
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