The Commission for Lawyer Discipline, a committee of the State Bar of Texas, has filed a petition for the immediate suspension of Beaumont attorney Glen Engle, who was indicted by a grand jury last April for impersonating a public official.
Engle was brought up on three charges, one of which is a third degree felony, for using the name of his brother's ex-girlfriend to get a notary public certificate.
On May 23, Engle made a last minute guilty plea for tampering with court records and was sentenced to six months in the Jefferson County Jail. Engle also pleaded guilty to impersonating a public servant and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Court records show that in January the CFLD also filed a disciplinary petition against Engle.
Both petitions assert that on Feb. 11, 2009, Engle applied for and obtained a notary stamp under the name Katy Dawson. The real Dawson has never been a notary public for the state of Texas, the petition states.
Engle allegedly notarized numerous documents claiming to be Dawson and then filed them with the courts.
In its petition, the CFLD is asking the court set up a hearing within 10 days and issue an order of immediate interim suspension, suspending Engle from practicing law pending a final disposition of the disciplinary matters against him.
The professional rating site AVVO indicates Engle has previously been cited for professional misconduct by a state disciplinary authority, including a partially probated suspension in 2010 and a public reprimand in 2005.
The CFLD is represented by Houston attorney Shannon Sauceda, assistant disciplinary counsel.
Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. B192-920