Attorney: David R. Payne
Bar membership: Member since 1993
Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice law of pending the disposition of all disciplinary proceedings on March 19
Background: On Feb. 15 Payne pleaded in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina to felony charges of knowingly making a false statement to a bank in connection with a loan he obtained in August 2009. Payne failed to disclose certain debts, liens and encumbrances in an application to Bank of Asheville for a $522,000 loan, according to the government. He consented to the suspension voluntarily.
Previous discipline: None