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The Commission for Lawyer Discipline is seeking to disbar a Houston solo practitioner who was convicted of crimes related to a scheme that purported to take investors’ money to buy and sell diamonds, but really used the funds for other concealed purposes.

Christopher Jiongo pleaded guilty and was convicted of wire fraud and aiding and abetting, which is an intentional and serious crime and deserves disbarment, the commission alleged in a compulsory discipline petition to the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals. The board is set to hear the case in October.

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