In re Armando Roberto Villalobos

On May 25, 2015 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an order dismissing the compulsory discipline petition against Brownsville attorney Armando Roberto Villalobos, 46, State Bar of Texas Card No. 00788584. On or about February 13, 2014 Mr. Villalobos was convicted of Participating in Conduct and Affairs of a Criminal Enterprise, the Activities which Affected Interstate and Foreign Commerce, through a Pattern of Racketeering Activity – Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), and conspiracy, Extortion (Under Color of Official Right) and Aiding and Abetting, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and was committed to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a total term of 156 months on each count, to be served concurrently. He was ordered upon release from imprisonment to be on supervised release for three years on each count, to be served concurrently, ordered to perform 150 hours of community service, ordered to pay an assessment of $600.00, a fine of $30,000.00 and restitution of $339,000.00 in United States of America v. Armando Villalobos, Case No. 1:12CR00374-S1-001 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, holding session in Brownsville, Texas. On July 30, 2014 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension, suspending Villalobos from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction. By Misc Order 15-9067, signed April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas accepted Mr. Villalobos’ resignation in lieu of discipline. BODA cause number 53871.

BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
BODA Decision: 
Resigned in Lieu of Discipline
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
SBOT Card No.: 
Docket Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014
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