In the Matter of Martin Cantu Jr.
On August 1, 2016, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a default judgment of disbarment against Round Rock attorney Martin Cantu Jr., 59, State Bar of Texas Card No. 03767440. Although properly cited and noticed, Cantu did not answer or appear. On December 16, 2015, Cantu was found guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 [15 U.S.C. § 78j(b) and 78ff] and Securities Fraud Aiding and Abetting in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 78j(b) and 78ff [17 C.F.R. § 240.10b-5, 18 U.S.C. § 2], Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and was sentenced prison for 35 months and ordered to pay a restitution in the amount of $423,938.66 in case styled, United States of America v. Martin Cantu, Case No. 3:13-CR-00347-K(02), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Upon his release from prison, Cantu will be on supervised release for a term of one year. His conviction is final. BODA cause number 57698.