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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Paul J. Page suspended for 2 years without automatic reinstatement

In In the Matter of: Paul J. PAGE, a 2-page, 3-1 opinion filed May 12, 2014, , the Court writes:

Respondent was convicted on a guilty plea to the following felony under federal law: Aiding and Abetting Fraud by Wire, Radio, or Television. The basis of the crime was that Respondent failed to disclose on a bank loan application the names of other persons who were the source of the down payment for the loan. Respondent was sentenced to two years of probation and a $10,000 fine. The Court entered an order of interim suspension on January 27, 2014, effective that date. See Matter of Page, 2 N.E.3d 679 (Ind. 2014) (Massa, J., not participating). * * *

For Respondent's professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law in this state for a period of not less than two years without automatic reinstatement, beginning the date of this order. * * *

All Justices concur, except Dickson, C. J., who dissents, believing that Respondent's felony conviction disqualifies him from the practice of law in this state and that he should be disbarred, and Massa, J., who did not participate.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 14, 2014 11:12 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions