On June 7, 2004, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of suspension against Fredericksburg attorney Hugh E. Sabel, 61, SBOT Card No. 17500000. On September 15, 2000, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Sabel from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for Fiduciary Misappropriation of Funds with an aggregate value of $10,000 or more but less than $100,000, an intentional crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause No. 1998CR1555 styled, The State of Texas v. Hugh Erwin Sabel, in the 226th District Court of Bexar County, Texas. Sabel was sentenced to incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for two years. The sentence was probated for two years. The Interlocutory Order provided that in the event Sabel's conviction became final, he would be suspended from the practice of law during the term of his criminal probation. On or about December 20, 2001, the Court of Appeal for the First District of Texas issued a mandate affirming the judgment in the criminal case. Sabel's criminal probation ended on December 20, 2003.

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