No. B-9033.

603 S.W.2d 829 (1980)

The STATE BAR OF TEXAS, Relator, v. Honorable Wyatt H. HEARD, Judge, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Texas.

Rehearing Denied September 12, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jerry Zunker, Gen. Counsel, Steven D. Peterson, First Asst. Gen. Counsel, State Bar of Texas, Austin, for relator.

Andrew L. Jefferson, Jr., Houston, for respondent.

SPEARS, Justice.

In this original proceeding, relator, the State Bar of Texas, prays this court to issue a writ of mandamus compelling respondent, Judge Wyatt Heard, to render an order suspending the license to practice law of Ronald B. Pruitt during the pending appeal from Pruitt's conviction for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and substantive mail fraud. We conditionally grant the writ.

On April 30, 1979, Pruitt was convicted by a jury in a United States...

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