1IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSASNo. 104,200In the Matter of C
ORIGINAL PROCEEDING IN DISCIPLINE
Original proceeding in discipline. Opinion filed October 8, 2010. Disbarment.
Stanton A. Hazlett
, disciplinary administrator, argued the cause, and
Frank D. Diehl
, deputydisciplinary administrator, was with him on the formal complaint for petitioner.No appearance by respondent.
: This is an original proceeding in discipline filed by the office of theDisciplinary Administrator against the respondent, Carlos Dupree Romious, a/k/a D.Carlos Romious, of Kansas City, Missouri, an attorney admitted to the practice of law inKansas in 1997.On September 11, 2009, the office of the Disciplinary Administrator filed a formalcomplaint against the respondent, alleging violations of the Kansas Rules of ProfessionalConduct (KRPC). The respondent failed to file an answer to the formal complaint. Ahearing was held on the complaint before a panel of the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys on November 18, 2009. The respondent failed to appear at this hearing;however, he requested a continuance on the evening of November 17, 2009, by email to aspecial investigator to the Disciplinary Administrator, saying he was out of the state andcould not afford to travel to Kansas. The hearing panel found that the respondent did notsubmit a timely request for a continuance and that good cause did not exist for acontinuance.