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Bid-rigging lawyer disbarred

Nearly two years after he pleaded guilty to a federal bid-rigging charge for colluding at tax-lien auctions, Harvey M. Nusbaum was disbarred Tuesday by the Court of Appeals.

The court’s one-page order said the disbarment would take effect immediately “for reasons to be stated in an opinion later to be filed.” The decision came just one day after the court heard argument on the Attorney Grievance Commission’s petition for sanctions.

Nusbaum was indicted in June 2009, along with longtime friend Jack W. Stollof, in a scheme that Nusbaum later admitted affected at least $10 million in interstate commerce. He entered his guilty plea on Feb. 23, 2010, agreeing to a maximum prison term of 1½ years and an $800,000 fine.

He was released from custody in May 2011, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.