In the Matter of James William Richards IV

On July 29, 2019, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a judgment of disbarment of against Medford, New Jersey attorney James William Richards IV, 48, State Bar of Texas Card No. 00797313. On or about April 26, 2013 Mr. Richards was court-martialed after being found guilty of child pornography and sexual abuse of a child, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. He was also found guilty of failure to obey an order and was sentenced to incarceration in the Air Force Correction System for 17 years, ordered to forfeit all pay and allowances and dismissed from the service in United States v. Lieutenant Colonel James W. Richards IV, Cause No. 38346 in the Department of the Air Force Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Joint Base Randolph, Texas 78150-45344. Mr. Richards appealed his criminal conviction and on May 4, 2015, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension during the pendency of his appeal. On August 27, 2018, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the sentence imposed and executed Richard’s dismissal from the Air Force, making his court-martial final. BODA cause number 55908.

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Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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Docket Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019
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