Is Vincenza Violating Her Disbarment Order?

UPDATE: This post was censored and removed by Google after a complaint filed by Vinnie Spina as part of a harassment campaign. 

We were not given notice or an opportunity to protest the censorship. We have a first amendment right to publish information of public interest on as established in Obsidian v Cox. 

Google removed the post, deleted the header picture and the screen capture of New Jersey Rule 1 20:20

For years Vincenza Leonelli-Spina has been harassing people via the internet. Vinny was once a lawyer but was disbarred for embezzling from one of her clients…and giving the judge a story he couldn’t swallow. 

After her disbarment Vinnie chose to continue her work as a public servant by blogging about reality TV shows. Truly a noble task because the only thing more important than the latest episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey is someone who blogs about the latest episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey.  

According to Spina expert’s Queenz Of Media Vinnie has also been working as a paralegal in her husband’s law office. Ordinarily a disbarred lawyer doing legal work of any kind and/or working in a lawyer’s office would be a violation of New Jersey Rule 1:20-20 but Vinnie is working there under the alias Francesca Antonella Mollica so it’s okay. Rule 1:20-20 doesn’t say you anything about secret identifies.                

The disbarment order is below and below that is one page of Rule 1:20-20.

957 A.2d 211 (2008)
196 N.J. 455
In the Matter of Vincenza LEONELLI-SPINA, an Attorney at Law.

D-162 September Term 2007
Supreme Court of New Jersey.

September 25, 2008.

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 07-309, recommending that VINCENZA LEONELLI-SPINA of TOTOWA, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1990, be disbarred for the knowing misappropriation of client trust funds, in violation of RPC 1.15(c) (failure to safeguard client funds) and the principles of In re Wilson, 81 N.J. 451, 409 A.2d 1153 (1979), and In re Hollendonner, 102 N.J. 21, 504 A.2d 1174 (1985);

And VINCENZA LEONELLI-SPINA having been ordered to show cause why she should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined;

And good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that VINCENZA LEONELLI-SPINA be disbarred, effective immediately, and that her name be stricken from the roll of attorneys; and it is further

ORDERED that all funds, if any, currently existing or hereinafter deposited in any New Jersey financial institution maintained by VINCENZA LEONELLI-SPINA pursuant to Rule 1:21-6 be restrained from disbursement except on application to this Court, for good cause shown, and shall be transferred by the financial institution to the Clerk of the Superior Court, who is directed to deposit the funds in the Superior Court Trust Fund pending the further Order of this Court; and it is further

ORDERED that VINCENZA LEONELLI-SPINA be and hereby is permanently restrained and enjoined from practicing law; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with disbarred attorneys; and it is further

ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent’s file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20-17.

New Jersey Rule 1:20-20