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MATTER J. LEWIS FOX (10/21/68)

SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, SECOND DEPARTMENT


October 21, 1968

IN THE MATTER OF J. LEWIS FOX, AN ATTORNEY

Beldock, P. J., Christ, Brennan, Rabin and Hopkins, JJ., concur.

The resignation is accepted and directed to be filed; and it is ordered that the said attorney's name be struck from the roll of attorneys and counselors at law, effective as of the date of this decision. The above-named attorney has submitted to this court his letter dated October 9, 1968, in which he states that he thereby tenders his resignation from the Bar, effective October 14, 1968. He was admitted to practice by this court on March 16, 1932 under the name of Jack L. Fox (his name was thereafter changed to J. Lewis Fox). The facts underlying the resignation follow. On January 18, 1966 an indictment was filed in New York County charging him with nine counts of perjury in the first degree. After trial on the indictment was commenced, and on June 18, 1968, his plea of guilty to perjury in the second degree, a misdemeanor (Penal Law [of 1909], ยงยง 1620-b, 1633, subd. 2), under the first count, to cover the indictment, was accepted on condition that he resign from the Bar, with a recital of the facts and a statement that he will not make a future application for reinstatement. He was sentenced on October 14, 1968 to a penitentiary term of one year, with execution suspended, and placed on probation. The letter appears to comply with the condition of the plea acceptance. As to the fact recital therein, Fox admitted he was guilty of perjury in that he had falsely told a Grand Jury in New York County that he had not received $5,000 in cash from a named person "with the understanding that the money was to be paid to a public officer in order to prevent a disclosure of the finding of horse meat" on certain premises.

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