On December 22, 2008, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension against Houston attorney Steven Alexander Bearman, 45, State Bar of Texas Card No. 90000546. On or about August 28, 2008, Bearman was found guilty of Misapplication of Fiduciary property over $200,000, an Intentional Crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause number 1095272 styled, The State of Texas v. Bearman, in the 183rd District Court of Harris County, Texas. Bearman was sentenced to 35 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and ordered to pay $230 in court costs. Bearman has appealed the conviction. The Board retains jurisdiction to enter a final judgment when the criminal appeal is final. Bearman entered an appearance but failed to attend the hearing.

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Compulsory Discipline
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Interlocutory Suspension
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