November 11, 2008
Gambling With The License To Practice
The South Carolina Supreme Court reprimanded an attorney for engaging in illegal gambling. The attorney had resigned his position as a deputy solicitor in the wake of criminal charges:
Respondent has been thoroughly cooperative with ODC throughout the course of this investigation. Respondent recognizes and admits that gambling of any kind is illegal in South Carolina and that his conduct was improper. Respondent acknowledges that his pattern of repeated gambling violations, especially given his position as Deputy Solicitor, indicated an indifference to his legal obligations as a member of the Bar. Although he represents that he never maliciously or intentionally intended for his actions to subject himself, his office, or his profession to the negative publicity that his conduct caused, respondent acknowledges that he is responsible for the consequences which have ensued since April 4, 2008.
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