On August 26, 2008 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment disbarring El Paso attorney James Jeffery Crook, 70, State Bar of Texas Card No. 05111000. On November 26, 2002, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Crook from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for 13 counts of barratry in violation of Texas Penal Code § 38.12, an Intentional Crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure , in Cause No. 20010D03480 styled, The State of Texas v. James Crook, in the 383 rd District Court of El Paso County, Texas. Crook was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. The sentence was suspended and Crook was placed on seven years community supervision. In addition, he was fined $10,000.00 and ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $211.25. On June 30, 2005, the Eighth Court of Appeals affirmed Crook’s conviction. On or about February 6, 2008, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the decision of the Eighth Court of Appeals and the conviction was final.

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