June 21, 2010
Reprimand For Former Corporation Counsel In Kilpatrick Affair
A Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel has imposed a reprimand of the former Detroit Corporation Counsel based on findings of misconduct in the Kwame Kilpatrick affair. The panel found that suspension was not necessary to protect the public.
The misconduct in the main involved his failure to supervise an attorney in his office. The panel concluded that the misconduct had been the result of carelessness, that he had not profited and that "in retrospect, he would have acted differently."
The charges against the junior attorney are still not resolved. It will be interesting to see if the Administrator will seek a more severe sanction from the Attorney Discipline Board. (Mike Frisch)
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