A disbarred attorney whose reinstatement to the federal court was previously denied by a single judge had his case reconsidered by a full panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, which set a “welcome back” date of May 1, 2025.

Robert A. George Sr., a criminal defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, was found guilty in 2012 of charges relating to a money-laundering scheme intended to conceal drug trafficking proceeds. George served 33 months of his three-and-a-half-year sentence, and his term of supervised release ended in January 2017.