On May 4, 2015 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension against Houston attorney Gwendolyn F. Climmons, 55, State Bar of Texas Card No. 04390000. On or about June 13, 2014 Ms. Climmons was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and four counts of health care fraud, aiding and abetting, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and sentenced to incarceration for 97 months, followed by supervised release for three years, and ordered to pay an assessment of $500.00 and restitution on the amount of $972,132.22 in United States of America v. Gwendolyn Climmons-Johnson, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Holding Session in Houston. Climmons answered the petition but did not appear at the hearing. Climmons appealed her criminal conviction and it is final. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline filed a motion entry of judgment of disbarment on March 4, 2016. On April 5, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas by Misc. Docket No. 16-9041 accepted Ms. Climmons resignation from the practice of law in lieu of discipline. BODA cause number 55907.

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Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
BODA Decision: 
Resigned in Lieu of Discipline
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