Houston Lawyer Loses License Because of Failure to Pay Debts
Posted Apr 14, 2009 8:28 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Houston lawyer who failed to comply with a plan to repay student loans and other personal debt will lose his law license as a result.
A Texas appeals court said lawyer Frank Santulli III did not have the trustworthiness needed to represent clients because of his failure to comply with the repayment plan, the National Law Journal reports. The appeals court cited the possibility that “he will harm a client, obstruct administration of justice or violate the disciplinary rules."
Santulli told the NLJ his loan debt was about $67,000. He plans to appeal.