Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Drug Conspiracy And Moral Turpitude

A rather unsurprising outcome reported in the California Bar Journal:

[An attorney] was summarily disbarred Aug. 7, 2011, and was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.

[He] pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to import methamphetamine and conspiracy to import ephedrine. According to the charging document, [he] intended to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine knowing it would be imported to the United States. The Supreme Court has held that drug distribution involves moral turpitude. Because the crime is also a felony, it meets the criteria for summary disbarment.

[The attorney] has been on interim suspension since March 30, 2011.

(Mike Frisch)

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