In the Matter of Bilal Ahmed Khaleeq

On October 9, 2018, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension against Dallas attorney Bilal Ahmed Khaleeq, 49, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24091271. Although duly cited, Mr. Khaleeq did not answer or appear. On July 20, 2018 Khaleeq pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Marriage Fraud in violation of 18 USC § 371 (8 USC § 1325(c)), an Intentional Crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in the case styled, United States of America v. Bilal Ahmed Khaleeq Cause No. 3:17-CR-00359-N(1) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Mr. Khaleeq was sentenced to prison for six months, followed by supervised release for one year and ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $10,000.00. Khaleeq appealed his criminal conviction and his appeal was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Mandate was issued on February 13, 2019. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline moves for entry of a final judgment of disbarment. Khaleeq objects to the entry of the judgment of disbarment, arguing that the crime is neither a Serious or Intentional crime as defined by the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. BODA cause number 60812.

BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
BODA Decision: 
Interlocutory Suspension
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
SBOT Card No.: 
Docket Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019
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