March 16, 2012
Former Judge Suspended
A former associate district court judge has been suspended by the Iowa Supreme Court without possibility of reinstatement for two years for convictions for a third operating while under the influence ("OWI") and harrassment in the third degree.
The attorney was a judge from 1982 to 2004. He left the bench and returned to private practice after an earlier OWI.
Here, he was convicted a harrassing his estranged wife. He called her 26 times over a few hours. As a result, there was a "lock down" of the elementary school where the estanged wife worked.
The attorney must establish his sobriety and fitness to practice law in order to secure reinstatement. (Mike Frisch)
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