Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Ronald G. Caron

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Docket No.: BAR-00

Issued by: Supreme Judicial Court

Date: January 25, 2000

Respondent: Ronald G. Caron

Bar Number: 001371

Order: Suspension Reciprocal Discipline

Disposition/Conduct: Reciprocal Discipline


On October 27, 1999 Ronald G. Caron was convicted and sentenced by the U. S. District Court (Honlby, C.J.) for his violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 152 (Concealment of assets in a bankruptcy case). As a result, Bar Counsel initiated a disciplinary proceeding in that court pursuant to U.S. District Court Local Rule 83.3(a)(1)(4). On January 7, 2000 that court issued an agreed upon order suspending Mr. Caron from practice in that court for 15 months. In that order the court found that Mr. Caron's criminal conviction and his conduct related thereto constitute his violation of Maine Bar Rules 3.1(a), 3.2(f)(2),(3),(4), 3.6(e)(2)(iv) and 3.7(e)(l)(i).

Now therefore, it is ORDERED pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(h)(Reciprocal Discipline) that Ronald G. Caron be and hereby is now also suspended from practice in Maine for a period of fifteen (15) months, commencing retroactive to the date he voluntarily ceased the practice of law, June 30, 1999. Therefore, Mr. Caron may subsequently resume the practice of law in this Court only upon his initiation and full compliance with the requirements and procedures of Maine Bar Rule 7.3(j) (Reinstatement) after September 30, 2000.

Dated: January 25, 2000

For the Court

Howard H. Dana, Jr. Associate Justice
Supreme Judicial Court