August 8, 2011
What's In A Name?
From the web page of the Virginia State Bar:
On July 21, 2011, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District-Section III Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to [an attorney] for violating disciplinary rules that govern competence and communication. Under the terms of the discipline, she must conform the name she uses for practicing with her name of record with the Virginia State Bar. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.
A Meth Of Trouble
A Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended disbarment of an attorney convicted of running a laboratory to manufacture methamphetamine. The attorney pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 15 years hard labor.
He also was convicted of a DUI and engaged in misconduct in a client's matter.
WBRZ.com reports that the attorney was arrested while sleeping in his car:
[The attorney] was arrested around 2:45 p.m. after deputies noticed his vehicle parked behind [a] McDonald’s. When deputies approached the car, they observed, in plain view, several items identified as precursors used in the production of Meth. [The attorney] was asleep inside the car.
The Haz Mat team recovered and removed several items, including: plastic containers containing suspected Methamphetamine residue, a jar containing suspected Coleman fuel, a plastic container containing suspected sulfuric acid, a coke bottle with a clear hose coming from the lid, a box of salt, several funnels containing a white residue and several lithium batteries.
Deputies also found a medicine bottle containing Amoxicillin and Sulfamethoxazole. [He] could not provide deputies with a prescription for either. (Mike Frisch)