November 19, 2012
Disbarment Proposed For Convicted Defense Attorney
The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that criminal defense attorney Charles Daum be disbarred for his conviction of offenses described by the Department of Justice:
Veteran District of Columbia defense attorney Charles F. Daum, 66, of Arnold, Md., was found guilty today of one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, three counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of subornation of perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department; and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
Daum’s co-defendants, private investigators Daaiyah Pasha, 62, of Washington, D.C., and Iman Pasha, 32, of Springfield, Va., were also found guilty today on one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
After a six-week bench trial, Senior U.S District Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued her verdict today. Daum was acquitted on one charge of witness tampering.
The board found that the offenses involved moral turpitude per se, which requires dfisbarment as the sanction.
The board's report can be found at this link. (Mike Frisch)
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