On July 18, 2003, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of disbarment against Houston attorney George M. Bishop III, 61, SBOT Card No. 02353000. On September 25, 2000, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Bishop from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for two counts of federal income tax evasion and one count of filing a false tax return, intentional crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause No. Criminal No. H-99-153 styled, United States of America, Plaintiff v. George Meredith Bishop, III, Defendant, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Bishop was sentenced to 18 months in prison for each count. The Interlocutory Order provided that in the event Bishop's conviction became final, he would be disbarred. On or about October 23, 2001, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a mandate affirming the judgment in the criminal case.

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Oct 23 2001
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