Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF#15-291

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: February 28, 2017

Respondent: Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq.

Bar Number: 003424

Order: Order

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Report

ORDER of GC Panel A of the Grievance Commission

On February 28, 2017, with due notice, Panel A of the Grievance Commission conducted a public disciplinary hearing pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 13(e)(7)(D), concerning alleged misconduct by the Respondent, Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq. This disciplinary proceeding had been commenced by the filing of a formal Disciplinary Petition by the Board of Overseers of the Bar (the Board) on April 21, 2016.

At the hearing, Attorney Shusta was represented by William D. Robitzek, Esq. The Board was represented by Assistant Bar Counsel Alan P. Kelley. Complainant Loralie M. Spooner Esq. did not attend the hearing but was provided with a copy of the proposed order in advance of the hearing. Prior to that date, the parties negotiated a stipulated, proposed sanction Report for the Grievance Commission Panel's review and consideration.

After consideration and deliberation, the proposed Stipulated Report of Findings and Order is rejected and the office of Bar Counsel shall prepare and present a formal petition for disciplinary proceedings before a different panel of the Grievance Commission. Those proceedings shall take place pursuant to Bar Rule 13(e)(7). The Board Clerk will reset this case for hearing, and at a later date, the parties will receive advance notice of the time and place of the hearing.

Dated: February 28, 2017

Sarah McPartland-Good, Esq., Acting Panel Chair
Catherine L. Haynes, Esq., Panel Member
Milton R. Wright, Public Member