The Court concludes that Fisher should be sanctioned for his reprehensible conduct. The minimum appropriate sanction sufficient to deter repetition of such conduct in the future is the denial of Fisher’s Application. Fisher will not be permitted to practice before this Court.
The Court finds Fisher’s conscious decision to withhold information concerning the public reprimand violated the duty of candor Fisher owed to the Court.* The certification made by Fisher in his Application was materially incorrect. It was both false and misleading.
*Rule 3.3(a)(1) of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct provides: “A lawyer shall not knowingly: (1) make a false statement of fact or law to a tribunal.”