July 3, 2008
Not A Taxi Driver
A New Orleans assistant city attorney who had been convicted of computer fraud for accepting $1,000 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a taxi driver was suspended pending further proceedings by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department. The court found that the conviction was for a "serious crime" but rejected the Administrator's contention that there was an analogous New York state crime, and thus declined the invitation to impose summary disbarment.
Here is an order permanently disbarring the attorney for the conviction and other ethical misconduct entered last year by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The order provides greater detail about the circumstances of the conviction. (Mike Frisch)
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