On August 3, 2006 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment disbarring Corpus Christi attorney Robert N. Carnahan, 77, SBOT Card No. 03826000. On May 12, 2003, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Carnahan from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for Indecency with a Child (three counts), Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (five counts), and Sexual Assault of a Child (five counts), intentional crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure , in Cause No. 01 CR3833 H styled, The State of Texas v. Robert Narvell Carnahan, in the 347th District Court of Nueces County, Texas. Carnahan was sentenced to 15 years confinement in jail for the indecency with a child and sexual assault of a child convictions and 40 years confinement for the aggravated sexual assault of a child convictions. He was also assessed a fine of $5,000 and ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $463.00. The Interlocutory Order provided that in the event Carnahan’s conviction became final, he would be disbarred. On or about March 6, 2006, the Thirteenth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas issued a mandate affirming the judgment in the criminal case.

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Mar 6 2006
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