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-73(2) willful disobedience or violation of an order of the district court requiring him to do or forbear an act connected with or in the course of his profession, which he ought in good faith to do or forbear, and violation of the oath taken by him, or of his duties as attorney; (3) corruptly or willfully and without authority appearing as attorney for a party to an action or proceeding; (4) lending his name to be used as attorney by another person who is not an attorney; (5) commission of any act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption, whether committed in the course of his relations as an attorney or otherwise, and whether or not it constitutes a crime; and if the act constitutes a crime, conviction thereof in a criminal proceeding is not a condition precedent to disbarment or suspension from practice therefor. § 546. Proceedings for removal, suspension or discipline generally The proceedings to remove or suspend an attorney pursuant to section 545(1) of this title shall be taken by the district court on the receipt of a certified copy of the record of conviction. The proceedings pursuant to any other paragraph of section 545 of this title may be taken by the court for the matters within its knowledge, or may be taken upon the information of another. § 547. Accusation If the proceedings are upon the information of another, the accusation shall be in writing and shall state the matters charged, verified by the oath of some person to the effect that the charges therein contained are true. The verification may be made upon information and belief when the accusation is presented by an organized bar association. § 548. Service on accused; citation by publication (a) Upon receiving the accusation, the district court shall make an order requiring the accused to appear and answer it at a specified time, and shall cause a copy of the order and of the accusation to be served upon the accused at least five days before the day appointed in the order. (b) The court may direct the service of a citation to the accused, requiring him to appear and answer the accusation, to be made by publication for 30 days in a newspaper of general circulation in the Canal Zone, if it appears by affidavit to the satisfaction of the court that the accused: (1) resides out of the Canal Zone: (2) has departed from the Canal Zone; (3) can not, after diligence, be found within the Canal Zone; or (4) conceals himself to avoid the service of the order to show cause. (c) The citation shall be directed to the accused, recite the date of the filing of the accusation, the name of the accuser, and the general nature of the charges against him, and require him to appear and answer the accusation at a specified time. (d) On proof of the publication of the citation as required by this section, the court has jurisdiction to proceed to hear the accusation and render judgment with like effect as if an order to show cause and a copy of the accusation had been personally served on the accused.