Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board.
For suspension -- Chief Justice Wilentz and Justices Pashman, Clifford, Schreiber, Handler, Pollock and O'Hern. Opposed -- None.
The Disciplinary Review Board having filed a report with the Supreme Court recommending that HOWARD M. NACHT of Linden be suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year, and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that the report of the Disciplinary Review Board is hereby adopted and that HOWARD M. NACHT is
suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year, effective March 15, 1982, and it is further
Ordered that no application for restoration to the practice of law will be favorably considered until respondent has reimbursed the Administrative Office of the Courts for the costs arising out of these proceedings; and it is further
Ordered that, pending such reimbursement and restoration, respondent is restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension and further directed to comply with all the regulations of the Disciplinary Review Board governing suspended, disbarred or resigned attorneys.
Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Bd.
To the Honorable Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of New Jersey:
This matter is before the Board based upon a presentment filed by the District XII Ethics Committee for Union County. That presentment is based upon respondent's July 21, 1980 plea of guilty to a disorderly persons complaint which charged him with corruption of an agent of a corporation in violation of N.J.S.A. 2A:170-88. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the State agreed to nolle prosse a six (6) count indictment, a six month custodial sentence was suspended, and a two year probationary period and $500 fine were imposed. Also as part of the plea agreement, and as a condition of probation, respondent was ordered to make restitution to Industry Community Center, Inc. (hereinafter ICC) in the amount of $821.73 within 10 days, and was further ordered to testify at the trial of a co-defendant named in the indictment.
The situation which led to the indictment against respondent and his later plea of guilty to the ...