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Monday, March 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today,

In In the Matter of Robert E. Lehman, a 4-page per curiam opinion in an attorney disciplinary action, the majority writes:

We find that Respondent, Robert E. Lehman, engaged in attorney misconduct by committing the federal felony of willfully making a false tax return. * * * For his misconduct, we find that Respondent should be disbarred from the practice of law in this state. * * *

For Respondent's professional misconduct, the Court disbars Respondent from the practice of law in this state effective immediately. Respondent shall fulfill all the duties of a disbarred attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26). The costs of this proceeding are assessed against Respondent. * * *

Shepard, C.J., and Dickson and Boehm, JJ., concur.
Sullivan and Rucker, JJ., concur, except that they would impose a three-year suspension without automatic reinstatement.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 2, 2009 04:39 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions