On February 2, 2011, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of disbarment against Little Rock, Arkansas attorney Barry Joseph Jewell, 51, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24033546. On October 19, 2009 the Board signed an Agreed Interlocutory Order suspending Jewell from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction of tax evasion in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7201 and 18 U.S.C. § 2, an intentional crime as defined in the TEXAS RULES OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE. Jewell was sentenced to 30 months in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons, followed by supervised release for three years and ordered to pay an assessment of $100.00 and a fine of $25,000.00. Jewell appealed the criminal conviction. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed his criminal conviction on July 30, 2010. On September 16, 2010 United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued its mandate. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline of the State Bar of Texas filed a Motion for Entry of Final Judgment on December 7, 2010. Jewell did not answer and failed to appear at the hearing.

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Compulsory Discipline
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Friday, January 28, 2011
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