FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2019
Attorney Scott A. Maasen Disbarred from the Practice of Law After Committing Bankruptcy Fraud
PHOENIX – Mar. 20, 2019 – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order disbarring attorney Scott Allan Maasen of Scottsdale.
Maasen was already serving a six-month and one day suspension effective on Oct. 23, 2018 after failing to comply with the terms of his probation associated with three prior admonitions and a reprimand.
The State Bar filed an additional complaint against Maasen on Nov. 14, 2018, which led to a disciplinary hearing on Jan. 22, 2019 where the Bar requested his disbarment. The Bar deemed the disbarment appropriate after Maasen was indicted on 12 federal felony counts relating to his commission of bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy with his father and fiancé to commit bankruptcy fraud.
Maasen signed a plea agreement, by which he pled guilty to Concealment of Assets in Bankruptcy, a Class D Felony. He was sentenced to prison for 18 months.
Scott Allan Maasen’s disbarment was effective on Feb. 13, 2019. He must also pay $2,067.36 for the costs and expenses incurred by the State Bar of Arizona.
Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) hotline at 602.340.7280.
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