Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Joseph A. Troiano
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Docket No.: Bar-10-10
Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Date: August 17, 2010
Respondent: Joseph A. Troiano
Bar Number: 001477
Order: Disbarment Reciprocal Discipline
Disposition/Conduct: Safekeeping Property, Client Trust Accounts, Interest on Trust Accounts; Engage in Conduct involving Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit or Misrepresentation; Engage in Conduct that is Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice
On July 30, 2010 the Board of Overseers of the Bar petitioned this Court for an Order of Default in the reciprocal discipline matter filed by the Board in May 2010. Attached to the Board's Petition for Reciprocal Discipline was a certified copy of the Florida Supreme Court's Order disbarring Joseph A. Troiano.
On June 14, 2010, Mr. Troiano confirmed by signature his receipt of the Board's certified letter providing him with a copy of the Board's pleadings and this Court's May 26, 2010 Order and Notice to Show Cause why identical discipline should not be imposed in Maine. Thereby, Mr. Troiano accepted service of that certified letter on June 14, 2010 and had thirty (30) days in which to notify this Court of any claim by him that identical discipline in Maine would be unwarranted. Mr. Troiano had defaulted by failing to file any response to this Court's Order and Notice of May 26. 2010.
Upon consideration of the Board of Overseers of the Bar's Motion for Default concerning its Petition for Reciprocal Discipline, and after providing Mr. Troiano an opportunity to be heard. it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
The Board of Overseers of the Bar's Petition for Reciprocal and/or Discipline is hereby granted in all respects;
Effective immediately and pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(h)(3), Joseph A. Troiano is disbarred in Maine for his violations of those portions of Maine's Code of Professional Responsibility and/or Rules of Professional Conduct that are analogous to his violations in Florida's Rules of Professional Conduct as found in the Supreme Court of Florida's Order dated February 25, 2010.
FOR THE COURT
Joseph M. Jabar, Associate Justice – Maine Supreme Judicial Court