The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 13 attorneys, disbarring four, suspending five, revoking the licenses of one, and reprimanding three. Two attorneys were ordered to pay restitution and two were placed on probation.
David Wayne Aring, 7534 Greybirch Terr., Port Richey, disbarred effective immediately following a September 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Aring pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. §2452A(a)(2) on November 23, 2020. On February 16, 2021, Aring was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison, followed by supervised release for life. Aring failed to notify The Florida Bar of his arrest and institution of felony charges. (Case No: SC20-1874)
Santiago Asconapé, 5515 S. Park Ave., Hinsdale, IL, suspended for one year effective immediately following a September 17 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2010) Asconapé was held in contempt of the court’s order, dated November 5, 2020, for failing to comply with Rule 3-5.1(h) requirements of notifying clients, opposing counsel and tribunals of his suspension. (Case No: SC21-798)