In re Fusco, 2022-1142

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Ohio
Citation2022 Ohio 3300
Docket Number2022-1142
PartiesIn re Fusco.
Decision Date21 September 2022


In re Fusco.

No. 2022-1142

Supreme Court of Ohio

September 21, 2022

Submitted September 19, 2022

On Certified Entry of Felony Conviction.

{¶ 1} On September 16, 2022, and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(18), the director of the Board of Professional Conduct filed with the Supreme Court a certified copy of a judgment entry of a felony conviction against Anthony James Fusco, an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.

{¶ 2} Upon consideration thereof and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(18)(A)(4), it is ordered and decreed that respondent, Anthony James Fusco, Attorney Registration No. 0093904, last known address in Youngstown, Ohio, is suspended from the practice of law for an interim period, effective as of the date of this entry.

{¶ 3} It is further ordered that this matter is referred to disciplinary counsel for investigation and the commencement of disciplinary proceedings.

{¶ 4} It is further ordered that respondent immediately cease and desist from the practice of law in any form and that respondent is forbidden to appear on behalf of another before any court, judge, commission, board, administrative agency, or other public authority.

{¶ 5} It is further ordered that effective immediately, respondent is forbidden to counsel, advise, or prepare legal instruments for others or in any manner perform legal services for others.

{¶ 6} It is further ordered that respondent is divested of each, any, and all of the rights, privileges, and prerogatives customarily accorded to a member in good standing of the legal profession of Ohio.


{¶ 7} It is further ordered that before entering into an employment, contractual, or consulting relationship with any attorney or law firm, respondent shall verify that the attorney or law firm has complied with the registration requirements of Gov.Bar R. V(23)(C). If employed pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(23), respondent shall refrain from direct client contact except as provided in Gov.Bar R. V(23)(A)(1) and from receiving, disbursing, or otherwise handling any client trust funds or property.

{¶ 8} It is further ordered that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(13), respondent shall complete one credit hour of continuing legal education for each month, or portion of a month, of the suspension. As part of the total credit hours of continuing legal education required by Gov.Bar R. X(13), respondent shall complete one credit hour of instruction related to professional conduct required by...

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