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Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, if the Clerk believes that immediate suspension is
not appropriate under the particular circumstances of the conviction, the Clerk may refer the
matter to the Chief Judge for action in accordance with the same process provided for in the
second and third sentences of subsection (c)(1) below.
(2) The Panel will issue an order directing the practitioner concerned to show cause why a
specific discipline should not be imposed. After receipt of a show-cause response or the
expiration of the time for filing such a response, the Panel will:
(A) Revoke the suspension in the interest of justice, and take no further action and close
the matter; or
(B) impose discipline if the practitioner concerned has not contested the discipline
proposed in the show-cause order; or
(C) refer the matter to the Committee for action under Rule 2 and then take action pursuant
to subparagraph (A) or (B) above, after considering the Committee's report, any report
rebuttal, and issuing any further show-cause order that the Court considers appropriate.
In any case, discipline will not be imposed, and (unless the Court orders to the contrary) any
temporary nondisciplinary suspension order issued pursuant to paragraph (1)(A) above will
remain in effect, until all appeals from the conviction that served as a basis for the
disciplinary proceeding are concluded.
(3) As used in this Rule, the term "serious crime" includes:
(A) A felony in the jurisdiction where the judgment was entered; or
(B) a lesser crime that involves moral turpitude, including interference with the adminis-
tration of justice, false swearing, misrepresentation, fraud, willful failure to file income
tax returns, deceit, bribery, extortion, misappropriation, or theft; or
(C) an attempt, or a conspiracy or solicitation of another, to commit a "serious crime."
(4) A practitioner suspended under paragraph (1) above will be reinstated by the Chief Judge
immediately upon a showing that the underlying conviction has been reversed. However,
such reinstatement will not preclude initiation or continuance of a disciplinary proceeding
under another of these rules based on the conduct that resulted in the conviction or
otherwise. In such a proceeding, evidence of that conduct may be considered despite the
reversal of the conviction.