June 22, 2011
The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging misconduct on the part of an attorney who, while in law school, had a friend who was dealing marijuana. According to the complaint, they used marijuana and cocaine together. They decided to share a townhouse shortly after he graduated.The complaint alleges that the attorney witnessed numerous drug sales both before and after they were living together.
This became a problem when the attorney graduated, passed the bar and accepted employment as an Lake County Assistant State's Attorney.
The roommate was stopped with 23 pounds of marijuana in the car. He also had the attorney's business card. The police searched their townhouse and found drugs and evidence of distribution.
The attorney allegedly made false statements to police and his superiors denying knowledge of drug distribution. He was granted immunity and agreed to provided evidence against the roommate. He was not required to testify, as the roommate pleaded guilty. (Mike Frisch)
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