Sunday, May 31, 2009
The web page of the Tennessee Board on Professional Responsibility reports that an attorney was suspended for five years as a result of his conviction for possession of a computer hard drive that had three or more images of child pornography. An earlier description of the proceedings:
The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended Sevierville lawyer Ronald R. Reagan
on Sept. 12 after he pleaded guilty to the serious crime of possession
of a computer hard drive containing three or more visual depictions of
child pornography, which have been shipped via interstate commerce.
That guilty plea came on July 24. Following the plea, Reagan petitioned
the court to surrender his law license. The court rejected that motion
and referred the matter to the Board of Professional Responsibility.
The formal proceeding concluded with a recommendation for suspension.