Monday, May 14, 2012

The Price Of Judging

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended the permanent disbarment of an attorney convicted in federal court of offenses arising from his providing financial compensation to two Mississippi state court judges.

The compensation consisted of a $140,000 loan to one judge which the attorney repaid. The other involved a $25,000 line of credit. The attorney had matters before both judges at the time.

The attorney was convicted of conspriracy, mail fraud/honest services, wire fraud/ honest services and bribery.

The bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery convictions were reversed on appeal. The other convictions were affirmed.

Gulflive.com had this report on the criminal case and described the attorney's backgound:

Minor, a decorated Vietnam veteran, was one of Mississippi's most successful plaintiffs attorneys at one time, amassing a fortune from tobacco, asbestos, medical malpractice and car safety lawsuits

(Mike Frisch)

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