Friday, January 14, 2011

Blood Libel

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has disbarred an attorney convicted of identity theft and other offenses, concluding that as a result his felony offenses under state law he ceased to be an attorney by operation of law. The particulars:

Respondent's conviction arose from his use of fictitious email aliases to engage in a campaign using the internet to intimidate and harass five Dead Sea Scrolls scholars who differed with his view on the ancient texts, which was greatly influenced by his father's well-renowned scholarship on the subject.

The Wikipedia entry on the father is linked here.  An article from the New York Daily News about the criminal case may be found here.

(Mike Frisch)

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