October 16, 2009
Accessory After The Fact
The web page of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility reports the suspension of an attorney convicted of accessory after the fact of an aggravated robbery. This post from December 2004 from Sheila Burke reports that the attorney "was caught coaching a woman to lie to authorities to protect a client of his accused in a robbery that involved a vicious dog attack." The witness told the truth to the authorities, who got the witness to call the attorney. "He told her to stick with her story and not to cave in to the police," according to the deputy district attorney who prosecuted the lawyer.
The dog was a pit bull named Biscuit.
The suspension is for four years and nine months. (Mike Frisch)
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