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Orange : Attorney Can’t Practice After Bribery Conviction

An attorney from Orange has been ordered by the California Supreme Court not to practice law following his federal court conviction of attempting to bribe Pennsylvania state officials with $400,000 in exchange for a multimillion-dollar state contract.

Alan Rogers Stoneman, 47, was suspended by the Supreme Court last month, according to the State Bar Court, the disciplinary arm of the California State Bar.

Stoneman was one of three Orange County business executives indicted by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania in October, 1984.

He is among 15 attorneys in California who have been disciplined, suspended or disbarred, the State Bar Court said in a recent prepared statement.

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A Huntington Beach attorney, Frederick Libbie Yeo Jr., 38, was suspended Oct. 18 and placed on probation for two years, during which time he cannot practice law, the State Bar Court said.

In one matter, the State Bar Court said, Yeo failed to perform the legal services for which he was retained and “willfully represented conflicting interests in a case.”

In addition, attorney David M. Cheatham, 47, of Anaheim resigned voluntarily from the State Bar Aug. 28 with unspecified disciplinary charges pending.


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