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IN RE: Wayne R. HARTKE (2018)

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District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

IN RE: Wayne R. HARTKE A Suspended Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Bar Registration No. 200378

No. 17–BG–1278

Decided: January 25, 2018

BEFORE:  Beckwith, Associate Judge, and Washington and Farrell, Senior Judges.


On consideration of the certified order suspending respondent from the practice of law in Virginia for five years, this court's December 5, 2017, order suspending respondent pending disposition of this case and directing him to show cause why identical reciprocal discipline should not be imposed to be served consecutively to his earlier suspensions;  the statement of Disciplinary Counsel, and it appearing that respondent did not file a response to this court's show cause order or the required D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14 (g) affidavit, it is

ORDERED that Wayne R. Hartke is hereby suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia for five years. See In re Sibley, 990 A.2d 483 (D.C. 2010), and In re Fuller, 930 A.2d 194, 198 (D.C. 2007) (rebuttable presumption of identical reciprocal discipline applies to all cases in which the respondent does not participate). This suspension shall be served consecutively to the earlier imposed suspensions:  In re Hartke, 138 A.3d 478 (D.C. 2016) (six-month suspension);  In re Hartke, 162 A.3d 176 (D.C. 2017) (reciprocal three-year suspension with fitness). It is

FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of eligibility to petition for reinstatement, the consecutive suspensions will not begin to run until such time as respondent files a D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14 (g) affidavit.


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