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Irma S. Raker

Irma S. Raker

Former Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland


Issue: Should the Court admit a candidate who disclosed on his bar application that he was convicted of fifteen counts of failure to file state sales tax returns and failed to pay federal payroll withholding taxes in connection with his operation of a business?

Admitted?: No.

Area of Concern: Subsequent neglect of financial responsibilities; no evidence of an intention to pay his debt to the government.

Citation: 339 Md. 521, 663 A.2d 1309 (1995)