On May 21, 2002, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final order of disbarment against El Paso attorney Victor Jacob Bieganowski, 53, SBOT Card No. 02301100. On May 22, 2001, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals suspended Bieganowski from the practice of law pending the appeal of his plea of guilty to conspiring to commit mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§1341 and 371; an intentional crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause No. EP-98-CR-959-DB(2) styled, United States of America v. Victor J. Bieganowski, J.D., in the United States District Court, Western District of Texas. The interlocutory order provided that in the event Bieganowski's conviction became final, he would be disbarred. On or about October 8, 2001, Bieganowski's conviction was affirmed, and he was committed to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for 30 months. The judgment is now final. Upon release from prison, Bieganowski will serve two years on supervised release. Bieganowski was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $373,538.01, a fine in the amount of $10,000.00 and a special assessment in the amount of $100.

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