Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bar Discipline Consequences of Eliot Spitzer's Possible Criminal Charges

Posted by Alan Childress
As Gov. Spitzer resigned just now, effective Monday, news organizations and blogs are speculating on possible disbarment to come.  One brief post which helpfully lays out the law from NY (and notes the complication of federal charges mirroring state crimes, as Mike has commented on here in another context) is by Bainbridge on his blog here.  Realistically, he will not be disbarred, and anyone who speculates that he will is like a commenter on criminal sentencing who only looks at the highly-hypothetical max, and not the grid guidelines typical for such offenses.

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Bar Discipline? How about reopening every crime referred to Eliot Spitzer, business client and protector of Organized Crime. How about reexamining the recording of a death threat delivered to the whistleblower against the bankruptcy lawyer / hedge fund "Bankruptcy Ring" in the WorldCom / MCI bankruptcy - The largest bankruptcy from the largest fraud in U.S. history. Just Google "Spitzer Snoozes" or the Neo-Mafia.

Posted by: David O. | Mar 12, 2008 8:25:41 PM

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