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Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board suspends Downtown bankruptcy lawyer

| Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board this week suspended a Downtown bankruptcy lawyer for three years for failing to pay more than $10,000 in charges to a counseling program for his clients.

Jason Joseph Mazzei, 43, a lawyer since 1999, will not be able to practice law until 2017, according to a Disciplinary Board order filed Thursday. He could not be reached for comment.

According to the order, Mazzei contracted with InCharge Education Foundation Inc. to provide credit counseling, debtor education and financial management programs to his clients who had declared bankruptcy.

The order states that Mazzei racked up $10,705 in charges between December 2009 and September 2011. InCharge filed a complaint against Mazzei a month later.

Mazzei also is the subject of an investigation into his law practice in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the order states.

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