November 2, 2012
Attorney Suspended: Claimed All New Hampshire Judges, Prosecutors and Court Personnel Were Clinically Insane
The Vermont Supreme Court ordered an interim suspension of an attorney based on its conclusion that he "poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public."
The evidence submitted to the court supported the conclusion that the attorney had falsely signed his partner's name to 14 motions in criminal matters in which he was the defendant. The court found that the motions were frivolous and demonstrated his lack of competence.
Among the assertions in the motions: that one case should be transferred to Admiralty court in Key West, Florida; that "all of the judges, prosecuting attorneys, and court personnel in New Hampshire were clinically insane;" that the Mafia had taken over Vermont courts after Hurricane Katrina; and that an assault and unlawful mischief prosecution should be dismissed as a violation of his rights to "home, air, water and light."
Issues regarding the attorney's competence to stand trial were raised in another criminal case.
Although it appears that the attorney has no current clients, the court found the suspension necessary to prevent harm should he seek to represent clients in the future. (Mike Frisch)
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