SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
June 23, 2009
IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL T. SAVELLI, AN ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, PETITIONER;
MICHAEL T. SAVELLI, RESPONDENT. (ATTORNEY REGISTRATION NO. 3049590)
Motion by the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District to strike the respondent's name from the roll of attorneys and counselor-at-law, pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4), upon his conviction of a felony. The respondent was admitted to the Bar at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department on July 26, 2000.
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
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WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P., REINALDO E. RIVERA, ROBERT A. SPOLZINO, PETER B. SKELOS and CHERYL E. CHAMBERS, JJ.
OPINION & ORDER
On August 27, 2008, the respondent pleaded guilty before the Honorable Joseph Calabrese, in Supreme Court, Nassau County, to one count of attempted disseminating indecent materials to minors in the first degree, a class E felony, in violation of Penal Law §§ 110, 235.22. The respondent was sentenced on January 9, 2009.
The Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District (hereinafter the Grievance Committee) now moves to strike the respondent's name from the roll of attorneys based upon his felony conviction pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(b).
By virtue of his felony conviction upon his plea of guilty, the respondent ceased to be an attorney and counselor-at-law pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(a) and was automatically disbarred on August 27, 2008. Accordingly, the Grievance Committee's motion to strike the respondent's name from the roll of attorneys is granted.
MASTRO, J. P., RIVERA, SPOLZINO, SKELOS and CHAMBERS, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(a), the respondent, Michael T. Savelli, is disbarred, effective August 27, 2008, and his name is now stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law, pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(b); and it is further,
ORDERED that the respondent, Michael T. Savelli, shall comply with this court's rules governing the conduct of disbarred, suspended, and resigned attorneys (see 22 NYCRR 691.10); and it is further,
ORDERED that pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90, the respondent, Michael T. Savelli, is commanded to desist and refrain from (l) practicing law in any form, either as principal or as agent, clerk, or employee of another, (2) appearing as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, Judge, Justice, board, commission, or other public authority, (3) giving to another an opinion as to the law or its application or any advice in relation thereto, and (4) holding himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law; and its is further,
ORDERED that if the respondent, Michael T. Savelli, has been issued a secure pass by the Office of Court Administration, it shall be returned forthwith to the issuing agency and the respondent shall certify to the same in his affidavit of compliance pursuant to 22 NYCRR 691.10(f).
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