IN THE MATTER OF VSB DOCKET: 02-000-2794
OSCAR DE LEON NOBLEJAS
All required notices were sent by the Clerk of the Disciplinary System. The Virginia State Bar was represented by Noel D. Sengel. Neither the Respondent nor any counsel acting on his behalf appeared. The proceedings were reported by Donna Chandler of Chandler & Halasz, P.O. Box 9349, Richmond, Virginia 23227, (804) 730-1222.
The Chair opened the hearing by calling the case both in the hearing room and the adjacent hall. The Respondent did not answer or appear. The panel was then polled as to whether any member had any conflict of interest or other reason why the member should not participate in the hearing. All answered in the negative.
This matter arises out of discipline imposed by this Board on November 16, 2001, at which time the Board found that the Respondent had violated Disciplinary Rules 1-102(A)(3), 1-102(A)(4), 6-101(B), and 9-102(B). The Board imposed a Public Reprimand with Terms with an alternative sanction of revocation if the Respondent should fail to comply with the terms by February 1, 2002. The Board now alleges, by sworn affidavit, that the Respondent has failed to comply with the terms. Accordingly, a Rule was issued requiring the Respondent to show cause why the alternative sanction should not be imposed.
The Board finds that the Respondent has failed to show cause as to why the alternative sanction should not be imposed.
The Board, therefore, imposes the alternative sanction, and the Respondent's license to practice law in this Commonwealth is hereby revoked, effective April 26, 2002.
It is ORDERED that, as directed in the Board's April 26, 2002, Summary Order in this matter, a copy of which was served on Respondent by certified mail, Respondent must comply with the requirements of Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13.K(1), of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The time for compliance with said requirements runs from the April 26, 2002 effective date of the Summary Order. All issues concerning the adequacy of the notice and arrangements require by the Summary Order shall be determined by the Board.
It is further ordered pursuant to paragraph 13K(10) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, that the Clerk of the Disciplinary Board shall assess costs against the Respondent.
It is finally ordered that the Clerk of the Disciplinary System shall forward a copy of this order, by certified mail, to the Respondent, Oscar De Leon Noblejas, at his address of record with the Virginia State Bar, P.O. Box 10856, Burke , VA 22009-0856 and to Noel D. Sengel, Senior Assistant Bar Counsel, Virginia State Bar, 100 N. Pitt Street, Suite 310, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3133.
ENTERED this ______ day of _______________, 2002.
VIRGINIA STATE BAR DISCIPLINARY BOARD
Roscoe B. Stephenson, III, Acting Chair