MICHAEL J. NEDICK, of EDGEWATER, who was admitted to the Bar of this State in 1975, having pleaded guilty to Federal income tax evasion, in violation of 26 U.S.C.A. § 7201, and having been suspended by Order of this Court on April 19, 1990 for said conviction, pursuant to Rule 1:20-6(b)(1);
And the Disciplinary Review Board having filed a report with the Supreme Court recommending that respondent be suspended from the practice of law for a period of two years for his conviction of Federal income tax evasion;
And respondent having been ordered to show cause why he should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined pursuant to Rule 1:20-5(a); and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that the report of the Disciplinary Review Board is hereby adopted and MICHAEL J. NEDICK is suspended from the practice of law for a period of two years and until further order of the Court, effective April 19, 1990; and it is further
Ordered that the Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board, together with this order and the full record of the matter, be added as a permanent part of the file of respondent as an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey; and it is further
Ordered that respondent continue to be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension; and it is further
Ordered that respondent continue to comply with Administrative Guideline No. 23 of the Office of Attorney Ethics dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further
Ordered that respondent reimburse the Ethics Financial Committee for appropriate administrative costs.
This matter is before the Board on a Motion for Final Discipline based upon a criminal conviction, filed by the Office of Attorney Ethics ("OAE"), pursuant to R. 1:20-6(c)(2)(i). The motion is based on respondent's guilty plea to a one-count felony information charging him with income tax evasion for the calendar year 1983, in violation of 26 U.S.C.A. § 7201.
Respondent has been a member of the New Jersey bar since 1975. He is also admitted to practice in the State of New York. He is forty-one years old, married, and has an eighteen-month old son. Upon graduating from law school in 1973, respondent began employment with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, in the Criminal Defense Division. He worked as a defense
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