On November 2, 2006 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment disbarring Galveston attorney Ronald B. Manning, 53, SBOT Card No. 12940990. On June 9, 2006, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Manning from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for theft over $100,000, an intentional crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure , in Cause No. 994363 styled, The State of Texas v. Ronald Manning, in the 339 th District Court of Harris County, Texas. Manning was sentenced to 28 years in the custody of the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also assessed a fine of $10,000 and ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $437. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,236,823.95. The Interlocutory Order provided that in the event Manning’s conviction became final, he would be disbarred. On or about September 8, 2006, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas issued a mandate affirming the judgment in the criminal case.

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