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New Orleans attorney imprisoned on child porn conviction is permanently disbarred

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By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2019


NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Imprisoned Baton Rouge attorney Victor Roy Loraso III has been voluntarily and permanently disbarred following a June 17 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding and his sentencing in March for child pornography.

In its single-page attorney disciplinary proceeding, the court disbarred Loraso, 38, after accepting a joint petition for consent discipline reached between the attorney and the office of disciplinary counsel. Loraso and the office of disciplinary counsel reached the joint petition, in which Loraso stipulated to his misconduct, prior to filing of formal charges, according to the disciplinary proceeding.

"Based on our review of the petition, we agree that permanent disbarment is the appropriate sanction in this matter," the disciplinary proceeding said.

Loraso also was ordered to pay all costs and expenses in the matter, plus interest.

Loraso, 38, was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 18, 2007, according to his profile at the state bar's website. No discipline prior to his interim suspension was listed on his state bar profile or in a search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's online database.

In March, Loraso was voluntarily placed on interim suspension following a petition filed with the court by the office of disciplinary counsel.

The Supreme Court's March order followed Loraso sentencing that month by state Judge Martin Coady at the parish courthouse in Covington to about two decades in prison after the attorney pleaded guilty to 26 child pornography charges, according to a local news report that cited the North Shore district attorney's office.

Loraso was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail in October 2017 on three counts of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children under the age of 13, according to a news release issued by Attorney General Jeff Landry's office at the time. Loraso's arrest followed a joint investigation by state and federal authorities, according to the news release.

Loraso currently is being held at the Louisiana Department of Corrections' River Correctional Center in Ferriday, where he was admitted May 17, according to an online inmate search.

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