THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
In the Matter of Juliette
Opinion No. 24996
Submitted August 10, 1999 - Filed August 23, 1999
Juliette Brown Mims, of Greenville, pro se.
Henry B. Richardson, Jr., and Senior Assistant
Attorney General James G. Bogle, Jr., of Columbia,
for the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel.
PER CURIAM: In this attorney disciplinary matter, respondent
and Disciplinary Counsel have entered into an agreement under Rule 21,
RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR. In the agreement, respondent admits misconduct
and consents to be suspended from the practice of law for ninety days. We
accept the agreement.
Respondent pled guilty to one count of failing to make and file a
South Carolina Income Tax Return for tax year 1992 in violation of S.C.
Code Ann. §12-54-40(b)(6)(c) (Supp. 1998). The failure to file a tax return is
a serious crime as set forth in Rule 2(z), RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR. By her
conduct, respondent has violated Rule 8.4 of the Rules of Professional
Conduct, Rule 407, SCACR, and Rule 7(a)(4), RLDE, by committing a serious
crime that reflects adversely upon her honesty, trustworthiness and fitness
as a lawyer and has violated Rule 7(a)(5) and (6), RLDE, by engaging in
conduct tending to bring the courts or legal profession into disrepute and
violating the oath of office she took upon admission to the practice of law in
In our opinion, respondent's misconduct warrants a definite
suspension from the practice of law for ninety days. Accordingly, respondent
is suspended for ninety days, retroactive to June 9, 1999, the date of her
interim suspension. Within fifteen days of the date of this opinion,
respondent shall file an affidavit with the Clerk of Court showing that she
has complied with Rule 30, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR.