On April 11, 2011, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of disbarment against Houston attorney Mazen Y. Abdallah, 30, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24054175. On April 13, 2010 the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Abdallah from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction of conspiracy to defraud and falsely bill Medicare and Medicaid in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, an intentional crime as defined in the TEXAS RULES OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE. Abdallah 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 restitution in the amount of $637,425.79. Abdallah appealed the criminal conviction. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed his criminal conviction and on July 9, 2010 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. Abdallah answered but did not appear at the hearing.

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Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Monday, April 11, 2011
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Supreme Court Decision Date: 
Jul 9 2010
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