Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The Louisiana Supreme Court disbarred an attorney who was charged with three counts of misconduct.
One set of charge arose out of the search of the attorney's law office and seizure of his computer. The seizure led to charges of drug possession, falsifying a medical report and forgery of medical documents. The criminal charges were dropped in exchange for his agreement to withdraw from practice for nine months.
The second set of charges involved an overdrawn trust account. His ability to respond to the charges was impaired by his incarceration.
The third set of charges involved his attempt to take a two gallon can of gasoline from his father's truck. The father objected and the attorney twice pushed him to the ground. As a result, the father suffered a broken finger that required surgery.
Two justices dissented and would impose permanent disbarment. (Mike Frisch)