Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has increased the sanction imposed on a Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel to an 18 month suspension for her role in the Kwame Kilpatrick ethical disaster.
The board cooncluded that, although the attorney was under pressure from her superiors (and ultimately the mayor) to engaged in the misconduct
...her response to such pressure was unacceptable...we are of the opinion that respondent's knowing misrepresentations to the court were so at odds with her role and duties as an officer of the court that a suspension [imposed by the hearing panel] of 90 days is insufficient to achieve the aims of the disciplinary system.
The attorney had denied the existence of settlement documents. (Mike Frisch)