PUBLIC DISCIPLINE
Dec. 20, 2001 — Feb. 25, 2002

Philadelphia
The Supreme Court on Jan. 31 ordered Raymond T. LeBon suspended for one year, as recommended by the Disciplinary Board. According to the disciplinary report, LeBon converted funds to personal use that should have been paid to the law firm where he served as counsel. The court on Feb. 8 ordered Dean Ian Weitzman suspended from practice for three years, as recommended by the Disciplinary Board. The suspension was made retroactive to March 13, 2000, the date of Weitzman’s temporary suspension. According to the disciplinary report, Weitzman pleaded guilty in 1999 to three counts of tax evasion.

Lebanon County
The Supreme Court on Feb. 14 ordered Daniel G. Ehrgood suspended from practice for one year and one day, as recommended by the Disciplinary Board. The disciplinary report said Ehrgood abandoned his law practice and failed to notify a client who had litigation pending, resulting in the litigation being terminated with prejudice.

York County
The Supreme Court on Dec. 28, 2001, ordered Russell F. D’Aiello Jr. suspended from practice for two years, as recommended by the Disciplinary Board. The suspension was made retroactive to June 16, 2000, the date D’Aiello was placed on temporary suspension. According to the disciplinary report, D’Aiello pleaded guilty in 1998 to one count of loan application fraud.

Temporary Suspension — Rules 208(f) and 214(d)(1)
The following attorney has been placed on emergency temporary suspension under rules of disciplinary enforcement pertaining to attorneys whose continued practice would cause substantial public or private harm because of the misappropriation of funds or other egregious conduct and to attorneys convicted of serious crimes: Keith Acton Halterman, Philadelphia, on Dec. 28, 2001.

Temporary Suspension — Rule 208(f)
The following attorney has been placed on emergency temporary suspension under a rule of disciplinary enforcement pertaining to attorneys whose continued practice would cause substantial public or private harm because of the misappropriation of funds or other egregious conduct: Stuart Donegan, Dauphin County, on Feb. 12.

Temporary Suspension — Rule 214(d)(1)
The following attorneys have been placed on temporary suspension under a rule of disciplinary enforcement pertaining to attorneys convicted of serious crimes: Philip Edward Van Riper, out of state, on Jan. 17; Kenneth Gallen, Philadelphia, on Jan. 23; John J. Hykel, Philadelphia, on Jan. 23; and Mark Anthony DeSimone, Allegheny County, on Jan. 31.

Disbarments on Consent
The following attorneys have been disbarred on consent under a rule of disciplinary enforcement pertaining to resignations by attorneys under disciplinary investigation: Michael R. Lynn, Columbia County, on Jan. 23; Anthony Richard Patete Jr., Montgomery County, on Feb. 8; and Albert P. Griffin, Montgomery County, on Feb. 14.

Reciprocal Discipline
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has imposed reciprocal discipline on the following attorneys: Robert R. Hyde, disbarred, on Jan. 31, for disbarment on consent ordered by the Council of the North Carolina State Bar; and David Lowe Madeira, suspended for 60 days, on Feb. 14, for like discipline imposed by the Illinois Supreme Court.

REINSTATEMENT PETITIONS
Dec. 20, 2001 — Feb. 25, 2002
The Supreme Court has approved petitions for reinstatement filed by the following individuals: Gerald Mark Alson, Philadelphia, on Feb. 8, from a three-month suspension ordered Sept. 4, 2001; Michael L. Brint, Philadelphia, on Feb. 14, from disbarment on consent ordered Sept. 9, 1982; and Valerie J. Glover, aka Valerie J. Tonwe, Delaware County, on Feb. 20, from disbarment ordered Feb. 4, 1992. The Supreme Court has denied a reinstatement petition filed by the following individual: Milton E. Raiford, Allegheny County, on Jan. 31, disbarred Jan. 17, 1997, retroactive to May 27, 1994.