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Matter of Fucetola

January 6, 1997

IN THE MATTER OF RALPH FUCETOLA, III, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW


ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board on June 27, 1996, having filed with the Court its decision concluding that RALPH FUCETOLA, III, of MORRISTOWN, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1971, should be reprimanded for failure to comply with the recordkeeping requirements of Rule 1:21-6, in violation of RPC 1.15, as a result of which client funds were negligently misappropriated;

And the Disciplinary Review Board having further concluded that respondent should be required to retain the services of a bookkeeper and to file quarterly accounting reports with the Office of Attorney Ethics for a period of two years;

And good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that RALPH FUCETOLA, III, is hereby reprimanded; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent shall retain a bookkeeper for his attorney recordkeeping responsibilities and on a schedule to be determined by the Office of Attorney Ethics, shall file quarterly audits of the accounts required to be maintained by Rule 1:21-6 with the Office of Attorney Ethics for a period of two years and until further Order of the Court; and it is further

ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent's file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs incurred in the prosecution of this matter.

WITNESS, the Honorable Deborah T. Poritz, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 6th day of January, 1997.

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