In the Matter of Stephen Young Kang

On August 1, 2016, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a default interlocutory order of suspension against Houston attorney Stephen Young Kang, 47, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24007465. Although properly cited and noticed, Kang did not answer or appear. On April 6, 2016, Mr. Kang pled guilty to Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in the case styled, United States of America v. Stephen Young Kang, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Cause No. 15-478(A)-GW, and by an Amended Judgment and Probation/Commitment Order he was sentenced to prison for 63 months. After release from prison, Kang will be under supervised release for three years. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $8,765,834.24. Kang appealed his criminal conviction and his appeal was dismissed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 8, 2018. His conviction is now final and the Chief Disciplinary COunsel seeks disbarment. BODA cause number 57701.


BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016
BODA Decision: 
Interlocutory Suspension
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
SBOT Card No.: 
Docket Date: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
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