IN RE: CHARLES BRIAN KAPALIN, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW (Attorney No. 028171982)
The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 15-3 85, concluding that as a matter of final discipline pursuant to Rule 1:20-13(c), CHARLES BRIAN KAPALIN of MAPLEWOOD, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1982, and who has been temporarily suspended from the practice of law since December 12, 2014, should be suspended from the practice of law for a retroactive period of three years based on respondent's guilty plea in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to one count of conspiring to smuggle contraband into a federal detention facility, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 317, conduct that violates RPC 8.4(b)(commission of a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer), and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that CHARLES BRIAN KAPALIN is suspended from the practice of law for a period of three years, retroactive to December 12, 2014, and until the further Order of the Court; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further
ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 1:20-20(c), respondent's failure to comply with the Affidavit of Compliance requirement of Rule 1:20-20(b)(15) may (1) preclude the Disciplinary Review Board from considering respondent's petition for reinstatement for a period of up to six months from the date respondent files proof of compliance; (2) be found to constitute a violation of RPC 8.1(b) and RPC 8.4(c); and (3) provide a basis for an action for contempt pursuant to Rule 1:10-2; and it is further
ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent's file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20-17.