On March 2, 2006 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of disbarment against McAllen attorney William Lassiter Holmes III, 44, SBOT Card No. 00788758. On October 5, 2004, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Holmes from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371 and aiding and abetting to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud the United States through the use of the U.S. Postal Service in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 1346 and 18 U.S.C. §2, intentional crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause No. 7:02CR00519-001 styled, United States of America v. W. Lassiter Holmes III, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Holding Session in Laredo. Holmes was sentenced to 33 months in prison. The Interlocutory Order provided that in the event Holmes's conviction became final, he would be disbarred. On or about April 28, 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a mandate affirming the judgment in the criminal case.

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