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April 15, 2013

Mediator Disciplinary Actions
Prepared by the Florida Dispute Resolution Center
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The Mediator Qualifications Board — a committee under authority of and appointed by the Florida Supreme Court — recently disciplined one certified mediator.

The following mediator is disciplined:

Richard R. Nevitte, Jr., 7964 Old Military Trail, Boynton Beach, (Case Number: QCC 2011-072) Sanctioned by order entered March 6, — denial of mediator’s application for certification as a Florida Supreme Court circuit court mediator; not allowed to again apply for such certification for a minimum of five years from March 13 and ordered to pay the Dispute Resolution Center $2,055 in costs within 30 days of March 13. Findings: The Qualifications Complaint Committee found probable cause to believe the mediator lacks the good moral character required by Rule 10.110, Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, due to a series of fraudulent acts from 1988 through 1991 connected to his purchase of a used Jaguar XJ-6. While employed as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, he obtained a loan based on a fraudulent bill of sale; underpaid sales tax on the car; arranged to have the car stolen, made a false police report, submitted two fraudulent insurance claims; and underpaid personal property taxes on the car. He pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and mail fraud, and failed to notify the Virginia, District of Columbia, and Louisiana bars that he had been convicted of a felony. His application for reinstatement to the Louisiana Bar was denied and The Florida Bar denied his application for admission. Florida Rules For Certified and Court Appointed Mediators Violated: 10.110, Good Moral Character.

[Revised: 03-23-2014]