The Florida Bar Complainant(s) v. George Joseph Charnota, Respondent(s)

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The Florida Bar Complainant(s) v. George Joseph Charnota, Respondent(s)

CASE NO.: SC16–1013

Decided: January 19, 2017

The uncontested report of the referee is approved and respondent is suspended from the practice of law for eighteen months. Respondent is currently suspended; therefore this suspension is effective, nunc pro tunc, April 12, 2016. Respondent shall fully comply with Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 3–5.1(h). Respondent is further directed to comply with all other terms and conditions of the report and consent judgment.

Respondent shall pay restitution in the amounts of $6,000.00 to Ariel Aguilar and $2,500.00 to Ruben Almeida Salgado under the terms and conditions set forth in the report and the consent judgment.

Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from George Joseph Charnota in the amount of $1,250.00, for which sum let execution issue.

The filing of a motion for rehearing shall not alter the effective date of this suspension.

LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, POLSTON, and LAWSON, JJ., concur.

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