A Massachusetts attorney could potentially escape a three-month suspension for allegedly failing to keep proper records pertaining to his trust account if he meets the conditions of a one-year probationary period.

Joaquim F. Silva was sanctioned for violating Mass. R. Prof. C. 1.15(f)(1) (B), (C), (D), and (E) between April 2018 and February 2021 for paying personal and business expenses directly from his Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, according to the order by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice David A. Lowy.

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