Thursday, May 19, 2011

Former Judge Tried To Vacate Convictions He Imposed

The Indiana Supreme Court has imposed a 30 day suspension of an attorney for misconduct stemming from his service as a superior court judge.

As a judge, the attorney presided over two cases involving drunk driving by one T.W. He sent T.W. to jail for 365 days.

T.W. contacted him after his release and when the attorney had returned to private practice. The attorney ghostwrote a pro se petition to vacate the convictions that he himself had imposed. He attended the hearing on the petition and denied (falsely) his role in the motions.

He was cooperative and expressed remorse. (Mike Frisch)

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