Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department entered an order today imposing discipline against a former Legal Aid Society attorney for the following misconduct:
"... respondent pleaded guilty to unlawful surveillance in the second degree (Penal Law § 250.45), a class E felony. At the plea hearing, he admitted that during the period from approximately May 25, 2004 through September 30, 2004, for his own entertainment, he intentionally used an imaging device to surreptitiously record and review a person dressing or undressing in the offices at the Legal Aid Society when that person had a reasonable expectation of privacy, and without that person's knowledge. Respondent is scheduled to be sentenced on December 3, 2007, to a promised sentence of a conditional discharge, the condition being one year of weekly counseling with proof of continued counseling."
The order struck the attorney from the rolls as a result of the felony conviction. (Mike Frisch)