UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
In the Matter of
JOHN W. CRUICKSHANK, JR.,
|ORDER OF SUSPENSION PURSUANT TO RULE 102(e)(2) OF THE RULES OF PRACTICE OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION|
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it appropriate and in the public interest to issue an order of suspension of John W. Cruickshank, Jr. pursuant to Rule 102(e)(2) of the Commission's Rules of Practice.1
The Commission makes the following findings:
A. John W. Cruickshank is an attorney who became a member of The State Bar of California on January 15, 1965.
B. On August 20, 1976, the Supreme Court of the State of California disbarred Cruickshank from the practice of law.
C. On March 11, 1977, Cruickshank pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to distributing 27.50 grams of cocaine in violation of 21 USC 841(a)(1). He was sentenced to eight years in prison followed by a five-year parole and fined $10,000.
D. Cruickshank was convicted of a felony within the meaning of Rule 102(e)(2) of the Commission's Rules of practice.
Based on the foregoing, the Commission finds that Cruickshank has been disbarred by The Supreme Court of the state of California and convicted of a felony, all within the meaning of Rule 102(e)(2) of the Commission's Rules of Practice.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that John W. Cruickshank, Jr. is forthwith suspended from appearing or practicing before the Commission.
By the Commission.
Jonathan G. Katz
|1|| Rule 102(e)(2) provides, in pertinent part:
Any attorney who has been suspended or disbarred by a court of the United States or of any State . . . or any person who has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude shall be forthwith suspended from appearing or practicing before the Commission.
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