In re Donald W. Hill

On July 30, 2014, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of disbarment of Dallas attorney Donald W. Hill, 62, State Bar of Texas Card No. 09628400. On or about March 23, 2010, Hill was found guilty of three counts of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits and aiding and abetting, one count of conspiracy to commit extortion; one count of extortion by public officials and aiding and abetting; and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in case number 3:07-CR-289-M(01), styled, United States of America v. Donald W. Hill a/k/a Don Hill, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Hill was sentenced to 216 months imprisonment in the United States Bureau of Prisons followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $112,500 and court costs in the amount of $600.00. Because Hill appealed the criminal conviction, on October 18, 2010, the Board signed an agreed interlocutory order of suspension during the appeal. On August 26, 2013, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit affirmed his criminal conviction and issued its mandate. On March 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States denied his petition for writ of certiorari. Hill appealed the Board's Final Judgment of Disbarment to the Texas Supreme Court on August 14, 2014.  The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment on June 5, 2015. BODA cause number 46727.

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Compulsory Discipline
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Friday, June 6, 2014
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Jun 5 2015
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Friday, July 25, 2014
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