On September 2, 2004, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of disbarment against Garden Ridge attorney Robert E. Barger, 45, SBOT Card No. 01734040. On September 21, 1999, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Barger from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for conspiracy to impede the function of the Department of the Treasury in collecting taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. §371, involving 26 U.S.C. §7201 and making a false statement in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001, intentional crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause No. SA-97-CR-112(3)-OG styled, United States of America, Plaintiff v. Robert E. Barger, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. Barger was sentenced to 18 months in prison for each count to be served concurrently. The Interlocutory Order provided that in the event Barger's conviction became final, he would be disbarred. On or about February 1, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a mandate affirming the judgment in the criminal case.

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Compulsory Discipline
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Interlocutory Suspension
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Supreme Court Decision Date: 
Feb 1 2002
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