VIRGINIA:


BEFORE THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR DISCIPLINARY BOARD

IN THE MATTER OF VSB Docket #02-000-1411
WILLIAM J. DOUGHERTY, JR.


RULE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
ORDER OF SUSPENSION AND HEARING

It appearing to the Board that William J. Dougherty, Jr., was licensed to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia on September 27, 1979, and,
It further appearing that William J. Dougherty, Jr., has been found guilty by a jury of Aiding and Assisting Preparation of False Tax Return in violation of Title 26, United States Code § 7206(2), on October 5, 2001, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Newport News Division), Criminal Docket No. 01-CR-47-3, and
It further appearing that William J. Dougherty, Jr., has been convicted of a crime, as defined by the Rules of Court, Part 6, §IV, ¶13(A),
It is ORDERED, pursuant to the Rules of Court, Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13(E), that the license of William J. Dougherty, Jr., to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia be, and the same is, hereby suspended, effective upon entry of this Order.
It is further ORDERED that William J. Dougherty, Jr., appear before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Green Courtroom, 1100 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219 at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, December 14, 2001, to show cause why his license to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.
It is further ORDERED that William J. Dougherty, Jr., shall forthwith give notice, by certified mail, of the suspension of his license to practice law in Virginia to all clients for whom he is currently handling matters and to all opposing attorneys and the presiding judges in pending litigation. The Attorney shall also make appropriate arrangements for the disposition of matters then in his care in conformity with the wishes of his clients. The Attorney shall give such notice within fourteen (14) days of the effective date of the suspension order, and make such arrangements as are required herein within forty-five (45) days of the effective date of the suspension order. The Attorney shall also furnish proof to the bar within sixty (60) days of the effective date of the suspension order that such notices have been timely given and such arrangements for the disposition of matters made. Issues concerning the adequacy of the notice and arrangements required herein shall be determined by the Disciplinary Board, which may impose a sanction of revocation or suspension for failure to comply with the requirements of this subparagraph.
It is further ORDERED that copies of the Criminal Docket and Indictment for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Newport News Division), be attached to this Rule to Show Cause and Order of Suspension and Hearing and made a part hereof.
It is further ORDERED that an attested copy of this Rule to Show Cause and Order of Suspension and Hearing, with attachments, shall be mailed to William J. Dougherty, Jr., by certified mail, return receipt requested, at his address of record with the Virginia State Bar, P. O. Box 2008, Newport News, VA 23609-0008, and to Edward L. Davis, Assistant Bar Counsel, Virginia State Bar, Eighth and Main Building, 707 East Main Street, Suite 1500, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
ENTER THIS ORDER THIS ___________________
DAY OF ____________________________, 20_____
VIRGINIA STATE BAR DISCIPLINARY BOARD
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Randy I. Bellows, 2nd Vice-Chair