In the Matter of Roger L. Shoss, Esq.
On September 24, 2012, the Commission issued an Order of Suspension Pursuant to Rule 102(e)(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice (the “Order”) against Roger L. Shoss, Esq. (“Shoss”). The Order finds that Shoss is licensed as an attorney in Texas with an office in Houston, Texas. The Order also finds that on May 22, 2012, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Shoss on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, in a proceeding before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida captioned United States v. Shoss, et al., Case # 8:11-cr-00366-T-30TBM. The criminal proceeding stemmed from Shoss’s activities in connection with four defunct, publicly-traded issuers during the period February 2005 through at least July 2006. The Order further finds that on August 9, 2012, a judgment of conviction was entered against Shoss and as a result, Shoss was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by 36 months of home confinement on supervised release. Finally, the Order finds that a final forfeiture money judgment, in the amount of $800,000, was also entered and that a final order of forfeiture was entered for Shoss’s residence in Houston, which was purchased with proceeds traceable to the wire fraud conspiracy.
Based on the above, the Commission forthwith suspended Shoss from appearing or practicing before the Commission. (Rel. 34-67914; File No. 3-15041)
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