June 6, 2010
"Boy, Am I Stupid"
The above-quoted self-assessment comes from charges recently filed by the Illinois Administrator against an attorney. The complaint alleges that the attorney received items and currency that he passed to inmates that were being held in the detention areas of the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. After several such arrangements, the attorney delivered a "stain" that combined cannabis and tobacco to an inmate (who the attorney did not represent) by calling his name and passing the contraband.
The inmate got caught and a sting operation was set up. The attorney was arrested when he was leaving the courtroom and made the statement at that time. The attorney pleaded guilty to delivery of contraband into the facility and was sentenced to 18 months probation. (Mike Frisch)
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Pretty straightforward case save that I don't see how his actions violated Rule 8.4(a)(5) of the Illinois RPC ("conduct which is prejudicial to the administration of justice"). Nothing he did involved a court.
Posted by: FixedWing | Jun 6, 2010 11:57:38 AM