The Disciplinary Review Board having filed a report recommending that RUDOLPH V. ALOSIO of SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA be disbarred for his criminal conviction of presenting a false insurance claim and six counts of receiving stolen property in California, and he, by his attorney, having waived his right to oral argument on this matter, and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that the report of the Disciplinary Review Board is hereby adopted; and it is further
Ordered that RUDOLPH V. ALOSIO be disbarred and that his name be stricken from the roll of attorneys of this State, effective immediately; and it is further
Ordered that RUDOLPH V. ALOSIO be and hereby is permanently restrained and enjoined from practicing law; and it is further
Ordered that respondent reimburse the Ethics Financial Committee for appropriate administrative costs.
Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board
This matter is before the Board on a Motion by the Office of Attorney Ethics for final disciplinary action. It is based upon Respondent's conviction of one count of presenting a false insurance claim and six counts of receiving stolen property in California.
Respondent was admitted to the Bar of New Jersey in 1960. He moved to California in 1969. He is not a member of the Bar of California. The facts of this case are summarized as follows:
On March 25, 1983, the Santa Monica police received a telephone call from the owner of Vaughn Printing Company that Respondent, using the name of Harry Halton, wanted him to print 200 English vehicle registration documents, including the English crown seal. Law enforcement agents staked out the print shop and saw Respondent hand the owner between $90 and $100, which was the second installment and final payment for the registrations. Respondent and the man with him were immediately arrested. The investigation disclosed that Respondent had previously had a graphics artist prepare the British ownership certificate design which he then took to the print shop.
Investigators from the California Department of Motor Vehicles on March 31, 1983 obtained a search warrant to search Respondent's home and vehicles. They found eight separate envelopes containing addresses, ignition and garage keys, and other information which led to the recovery of eight stolen cars, three Rolls Royces, two Ferraris, two Porsches and one Mercedes Benz, having a total estimated value of $500,000. One car was recovered from a repair shop in Van Nuys on April 7, 1983. On the following day, two additional cars were recovered from a home in Sun Valley where the homeowner was preparing to repaint them for Respondent. The vehicle identification number (VIN) plates had been removed from each of these cars. Police determined that Respondent intended to manufacture new VIN plates which had not been entered into the stolen vehicle system. Five of the cars were found in three garages rented by Respondent under the name of Harry Halton or Harry Hilton. Police also determined that Respondent had fraudulently reported the theft of his car, a 1970 Porsche, to his insurance company and received $50,094.50. This car was later recovered in a damaged condition.
On April 21, 1983, Respondent was charged in a California complaint with eight counts of grand theft, eight counts of receiving stolen property, and one count each of presenting a fraudulent claim to an insurance company, altering a certificate of ownership, and possessing a counterfeit or genuine manufacturer's vehicle serial or identification number plate. On May 17, 1983, Respondent pleaded guilty to seven counts of the complaint against him. He pleaded guilty to one count of presenting a false and fraudulent claim to his insurance company on February 17, 1983 and receiving $50,094.50. He also pleaded guilty to six counts of receiving stolen property: three Rolls Royces and one Mercedes, Porsche, and ...