Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Forcible Touching Conviction Leads To Two Stayed Suspensions

Massachusetts has imposed a stayed suspension as reciprocal discipline based on a New York sanction.

The attorney was convicted of a misdemeanor described in this post from WNBZ:

A former Franklin County public defender has accepted a plea deal by admitting to one count of forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor.

[The] 40 year-old [attorney] was arrested last year on charges of forcible touching stemming from incidents at the Pines Bar in the Town of Malone.

He was accused of touching the breasts and buttocks of three women, all of whom were employees of Franklin County. 

In July of last year, [he] again for another incident in a Malone bar.  He was charged with two counts of criminal contempt for violating an order of protection.  He was also charged with disorderly conduct.

[His] guilty plea this week to a single count of forcible touching was in satisfaction of all the charges against him.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise described the allegations in the second bar incident:

According to Malone village police, [the attorney] went to Fat Jake's Bar in Malone Saturday evening and refused to leave, even though a woman who had a stay-away order against him was in the bar. After he left the bar, he stood on the sidewalk and yelled obscenities.

Details concerning the incident that led to the conviction are reported by the Press-Republican. (Mike Frisch)

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