May 13, 2010
Revenge Can Be a Dangerous Motivation
The Louisiana Supreme Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who had been charged with (and acquitted of ) extortion charges. While those charges were pending, he obtained an affidavit from an inmate that accused the Parish district attorney (and his prosecutor) of solicitation to commit murder. The attorney used the affidavit without any independent investigation of the truth of its contents. He later filed a suit against the district attorney and the Parish judges that was deemed to be frivolous and brought as an act of revenge.
There was misconduct found in other bar matters that included lack of candor and dishonesty to a tribunal in a matter unrelated to the was with the district attorney and the courts. The court found no mitigating factors.(Mike Frisch)
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