Attorney Licensee Profile
Gustavo Azgad Zarate #199478
License Status: Not Eligible to Practice Law (Suspended, failed to pay Bar fees)
Address: 1021 Kimberly Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
County: San Bernardino County
Phone Number: (213) 324-4909
Fax Number: Not Available
Law School: Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA
State Bar Court Cases
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April 26, 2001
GUSTAVO ZARATE [#199478], 32, of Los Angeles was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with an actual 15-month suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year and comply with rule 955. Credit toward the actual suspension was given for the period of interim suspension which began Oct. 11, 1999, so Zarate returned to active status in January. The order took effect April 26, 2001.Zarate was convicted in 1999 of obstructing a criminal investigation of a health care offense, a federal offense.He worked as the office manager of a cosmetic surgery center during law school, before his admission to the bar. He was convicted of destroying surgery checklists to obstruct the criminal investigation of a cosmetic surgery insurance fraud ring.Placed on interim suspension in 1999, Zarate was ordered to comply with rule 955, but filed the required affidavit six months late.In mitigation, the plastic surgeon was a father figure to Zarate, whose own father died when he was young. The surgeon and his lawyer instructed Zarate to destroy office records, which Zarate says he did out of loyalty to his mentor.He has led a life largely devoted to his church and community service.
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