Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has issued an order that brings to an end a part of the Kwame Kilpatrick legal ethics morass. Samuel McCargo was suspended for 179 days for his role in the representation of the then-Detroit Mayor in much-publicized litigation involving intimate text messages. As a result, two of the five bar discipline cases stemming from the litigation are concluded, two are before the board on appeal from hearing panel orders and one is still pending a hearing panel report. The particulars may be found at this link.
The notice of suspension was issued by the board after no exceptions were filed from the hearing panel order that had imposed the 179 day suspension. (Mike Frisch)