October 6, 2008
The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the denial of bar admission of its Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, concluding that the applicant had not met his burden of proof of rehabilitation in light of his criminal record.
Although [he] has made some admirable efforts to rehabilitate his life since he was convicted of certain crimes in 1986, the record also shows that he misrepresented the circumstances of the crime when he was in prison in order to obtain early release, that he misrepresented the circumstances of the crime when he applied for college in 1993, and that he again misrepresented the circumstances of the crime when he first applied for certification of fitness to practice law.
Thus, the court concluded that he had not carried his burden of proof that he has "fully and completely rehabilitated himself..." (Mike Frisch)
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