Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended the permanent disbarment of a former New Orleans assistant city and district attorney convicted in federal court of "misusing his formal official positions...to commit sexual assaults and rapes of young women in the New Orleans area." The charges involved evidence from five victims who had been forcibly raped or sexually assaulted over a six year period from 1998 to 2004.
The attorney was sentenced to life in prison. As to sanction, the board concluded
By his actions, respondent has revealed he falls far short of the high ethical standard expected of attorneys in this state, particularly given his role as a public official when the acts were committed.