Disciplinary officials have recommended disbarment with a chance for reinstatement in the case of an attorney from a prominent New Orleans legal family who was convicted of tax fraud in connection with the city’s efforts to become a film industry hub.

In May the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in the so-called “Hollywood South” case, despite amicus backing for the lawyer and his movie producer co-defendant that pulled in support from Sidley Austin, William & Connolly and other Big Law firms.

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