THE FLORIDA BAR v. DEREK SCARLETT

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Supreme Court of Florida.

THE FLORIDA BAR Petitioner(s) v. DEREK W. SCARLETT Respondent(s)

AMENDED 1 CASE NO.: SC16-2213

Decided: May 23, 2017

This cause is before the Court on The Florida Bar's Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause.

The Court having issued its Order to Show Cause to respondent and respondent having filed a response to said Order to Show Cause,

IT IS ORDERED that respondent is held in contempt of this Court's order. As a sanction, respondent's conditional admission is revoked, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. Respondent shall thereafter not be a member of The Florida Bar and shall not engage in the practice of law in the State of Florida.

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

Not final until time expires to file motion for rehearing, and if filed, determined. The filing of a motion for rehearing shall not alter the effective date of the revocation of conditional admission.

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Test:

John A. Tomasino Clerk, Supreme Court

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Served:

ARNE CARL VANSTRUM

BARRY WILLIAM RIGBY

ADRIA E. QUINTELA

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

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