On March 2, 2006 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of disbarment against Glendale, Arizona, attorney Sheila D. Latham, 55, SBOT Card No. 11975700. On June 17, 2005, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Latham from the practice of law pending the appeal of her criminal convictions for theft and misapplication of fiduciary property, intentional crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause Nos. 886873, 949495; and, 949496 all styled, The State of Texas v. Sheila Denise Latham, in the 180 th District Court of Harris County, Texas. Latham was sentenced to ten years in prison. The sentence suspended and Latham was placed on community supervision for ten years. In Cause No, 886873, as a special condition to her probation, she was ordered to serve 180 days in the Harris County Jail and to pay $72,827.78 in restitution. In addition, Latham was fined $10,000 and ordered pay court costs of $362.50 in each case. The Interlocutory Order provided that in the event Latham’s conviction became final, she would be disbarred. On or about October 18, 2005, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas issued a mandate affirming the judgments in the criminal cases.

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Oct 18 2005
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