Monday, August 2, 2010
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney suspended on an interim basis in 2000 who had shot and killed five people and wounded another with a .357 caliber magnum revolver in Allegheny and Beaver counties. The former attorney is subject to five death warrants as well as a sentence of 112 1/2 to 225 years in prison. He was convicted of an array of criminal offenses arising out of the shooting spree.He had practiced immigration law.
According to this post in www.PittsburghChannel.com, the victims were black, Jewish, Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese.
The Disciplinary Board, in recommending disbarment, concluded that the crimes were "so reprehensible and outside of societal norms" as to merit that sanction.
This wikipedia entry provides additional details about his background and the crimes. (Mike Frisch)