The Disciplinary Review Board having filed a report charging ROBERT A. DelSORDO of RUNNEMEADE with unethical conduct by using his public office to attempt to obtain an advantage for himself and his client in violation of DR. 1-102(A)(3), (4) and (6) and DR. 8-101(A)(1), and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that the findings of the Disciplinary Review Board are hereby adopted and respondent is suspended for a period of one year and until the further order of this Court, effective June 11, 1984; and it is further
ORDERED that ROBERT A. DelSORDO be and hereby is restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension; and it is further
Ordered that ROBERT A. DelSORDO reimburse the Office of Attorney Ethics for appropriate administrative costs, including the production of transcripts; and it is further
Ordered that respondent comply with Administrative Guideline No. 23 of the Office of Attorney Ethics dealing with suspended, disbarred or resigned attorneys.
Report and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board
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 IV Ethics Committee for Camden and Gloucester Counties. The presentment charges respondent with specific disciplinary violations arising from his participation in the formation and conduct of a used car business in the Borough of Somerdale, while also serving as a Municipal Court Judge of that Borough.
Commencing on about May 1976, respondent, while Judge of the Somerdale Municipal Court, represented Sadie Sama, her sister-in-law, Amelia Thomas, as well as Joseph Thomas, her husband, in a business venture for the sale of motor vehicles. Through prior dealings with Joseph Thomas, respondent knew that he had vast experience in the used car business.
The location of the business was 124 North White Horse Pike, Somerdale, New Jersey. The premises were owned by Nicholas Sama, the husband of Sadie Sama, for whom the respondent also performed occasional minor legal work as a convenience to the family. In this capacity respondent ...