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MATTER WALTER JOHN KOLODY (01/30/69)

SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT 1969.NY.40310 <http://www.versuslaw.com>; 296 N.Y.S.2d 964; 31 A.D.2d 262 January 30, 1969 IN THE MATTER OF WALTER JOHN KOLODY, AN ATTORNEY, RESPONDENT. ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, PETITIONER Disciplinary proceedings instituted by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Respondent was admitted to the Bar on December 18, 1957, at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department. By order entered October 31, 1967, Ruth Lewinson, Esq., was appointed Referee to take testimony and report to this court. John G. Bonomi of counsel (Ronald Eisenman with him on the brief), for petitioner. Walter John Kolody, respondent in person. Stevens, J. P., Eager, Steuer, Capozzoli and Tilzer, JJ., concur. Author: Per Curiam


Disciplinary proceedings instituted by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Respondent was admitted to the Bar on December 18, 1957, at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department. By order entered October 31, 1967, Ruth Lewinson, Esq., was appointed Referee to take testimony and report to this court.

Stevens, J. P., Eager, Steuer, Capozzoli and Tilzer, JJ., concur.

Author: Per Curiam

 The respondent, age about 32 years, was admitted to practice on December 18, 1957. It was charged that on two occasions he converted sums of money which he was holding in escrow pursuant to contracts of sale in two different transactions. The respondent failed to appear or respond to the charges. The evidence amply sustains the charges and the report of the Referee is confirmed. The respondent, by his actions and his attitude, has demonstrated a defect of character and an indifference to the consequences. Respondent should be disbarred. (Matter of Schner, 5 A.D.2d 599, 600.) Respondent disbarred effective March 3, 1969.

Disposition

Respondent disbarred effective March 3, 1969.

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