C. TOM ZARATTI
On April 9, 2008 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment disbarring Houston attorney C. Tom Zaratti, 63, SBOT Card No. 22247500. On April 14, 2005, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Zaratti from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for Possession of Child Pornography, a third degree felony and an intentional crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure , in Cause No. 952417 styled, The State of Texas v. C. Tom Zaratti, in the 180th District Court of Harris County, Texas. Zaratti was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also assessed a fine of $10,000 and ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $563. On or about August 31, 2006, the First Court of Appeals for the State of Texas issued a mandate affirming the judgment in the criminal case. Mr. Zaratti has appealed this to the Supreme Court of Texas.