Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Eugene McLaughlin, Jr., Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF# 16-316

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: September 5, 2017

Respondent: Eugene McLaughlin, Jr., Esq.

Bar Number: 003748

Order: Order

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Report

ORDER of Panel A of the Grievance Commission

On September 5, 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, Eugene McLaughlin, Jr., 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 March 24, 2017.

At the hearing, Attorney McLaughlin appeared on his own behalf. The Board was represented by Assistant Bar Counsel Alan P. Kelley. The complainant, District Attorney R. Christopher Almy, was not present at 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.

Date: September 5, 2017

Cynthia M. Mehnert, Esq., Panel Chair
Jane S.E. Clayton, Esq., Panel Member
Milton R. Wright, Public Member