Coral Gables attorney disbarred following alleged noncompliance with suspension conditions

By K. Barrett Bilali | Dec 27, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Suspended Coral Gables attorney Aldo Guillermo Busot Jr. has been disbarred following a Dec. 21 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with the conditions of his suspension handed down earlier this year, according to an announcement by The Florida Bar.

"Busot was found in contempt for noncompliance," the state bar said in its Dec. 27 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order. "He failed to comply with the terms of an April 19 suspension order. Specifically, Busot was required to notify his clients, opposing counsel and tribunals of his three-year suspension, and provide the Bar within 30 days, a sworn affidavit listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities that were furnished a copy of his suspension order."

Florida court orders are not final until time to file a rehearing motion expires. Filing such a motion does not alter the effective date of Busot's disbarment

Attorneys disbarred in the state generally may not reapply for admission for five years and even then they must pass through an extensive process that includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam.

Busot was admitted to the bar in Florida on May 15, 1987, according to his profile at the state bar website. No discipline before the state bar prior to his suspension earlier this year is listed on Busot's state bar profile.

Busot was suspended following the state Supreme Court order handed down in April for allegedly neglecting a client matter for about four years.

In July, the U.S. District Court for Florida's Southern District also suspended Busot. The district court's suspension order was predicated on the uncontested referee's report, previously accepted by the state Supreme Court, that was predicated on Busot's unconditional guilty plea and consent judgment for discipline.

"Under these circumstances involving suspension on consent, service of an order to show cause is unnecessary and the attorney may be immediately suspended," the district court's suspension order said.

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