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Local CB1 member, Gateway Plaza resident, dog activist, and lawyer, Jeff Galloway, served three months in jail this year for felony tax evasion. He was released after only two months, however.
Now, the other part of his punishment is coming down. The New York Bar disbarred him and he is no longer a lawyer.
Despite this, Mr. Galloway seems to be functioning in his same role as a leader of the Gateway Plaza Tenant’s Association and cavorting with the CB1. When Mr. Galloway was released from prison, he was seen walking the neighborhood with Anthony Notaro.
CB1 leader Catherine McVay Hughes has never made one mention of the Galloway scandal during a CB1 meeting, to our knowledge.
The New York Law Journal reports, “A former Hughes Hubbard & Reed partner, Jeff Galloway, 61, was disbarred Thursday by the Appellate Division, First Department.
Galloway was indicted in June for failing to file any state income tax returns for the years 1996 through 2013. At the time of the indictment, he was earning nearly $1 million a year as a litigator at Hughes, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Galloway pleaded guilty to one count of criminal tax fraud in the third degree, a class D felony, and was sentenced to three months in jail and five years probation in July by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel. He also agreed to pay $600,000 in restitution.
Galloway has undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from M.I.T. and Stanford and earned his J.D. at Columbia Law School. He practiced products liability and intellectual property law at Hughes for 33 years, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Galloway, who appeared pro se before the disciplinary committee, requested that he be allowed to resign.
The panel in In the Matter of Jeff H. Galloway, M-3988, denied the request because under Judiciary Law §90 (4)(a), upon a New York felony conviction, “the attorney ceases to be an attorney by operation of law.” The decision appears on page 6.”