Rancho Santa Margarita attorney's suspension imposed following alleged probation violations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 4, 2017

Rancho Santa Margarita attorney Frank Edward Goseco is under a previously stayed two-year suspension following an order by the California State Bar after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation following alcohol-related convictions.

Goseco allegedly failed to timely provide the probation office with a medical waiver and access to all of his medical records, provide sufficient information on his substance abuse recovery program, according to the 14-page order issued by the state bar Sept. 26 revoking his probation and ordering his involuntary inactive enrollment. Goseco also allegedly failed to file his first quarterly report, to timely schedule a meeting with the probation office, provide proof of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and to attend those meetings, according to the order.

The state bar's decision is pending final action by the California Supreme Court, an appeal before the state bar's review department or expiration of time in which parties may request further review within the state bar court.

Goseco's recommended discipline was among the dispositions filed earlier this month by the state bar court's hearing department for September.  

Goseco was admitted to the bar in California on Dec. 17, 1987, according to his profile at the state bar website.

In April 2015, Goseco received a stayed suspension of two years and placed on four years' probation with six months of actual suspension following three alcohol-related convictions, according to the order and information on his profile. Goseco was convicted of DUI, aggravated trespass and hit and run with property damage, according to his profile.

The conditions of his probation included imposition of a two-year suspension if Goseco failed to comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation, according to his profile.

The earliest criminal case involved a hit and run in Irvine on Sept. 30, 2008, after which Goseco left the scene and later attempted to evade police, according to his profile. On Oct. 5, 2008, Goseco broke into a stranger’s apartment and the resident called police after he caught Goseco eating salami he’d taken out of the apartment's refrigerator and officers later determined he'd been drinking, according to his profile.

On Nov. 19, 2013, Goseco was following a traffic accident, after which he "jogged away from the scene barefoot and was later found at his home," his profile said.

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