Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board has imposed a censure of an attorney basded on findings of gross neglect and lack of diligence in representing a client charged with DWI in Parsippany Township.
The board found that the client, Cinderella Eboh, had claimed innocence. There was an exculpatory video of the incident. The prosecutor disclosed the existence of the video and the court directed the attorney to obtain it. He did not.
The client testified that she was told by the attorney that the video could not be obtained. As a result, the client followed the attorney's advice and pleaded guilty.
Later, with new counsel, the plea was vacated and the exculpatory video was obtained.
The board found insufficient evidence that the attorney had lied to the client about the video.
The attorney had a record of prior discipline for advertising violations and attempted drug possession by fraud. He also failed to participate in the disciplinary process. (Mike Frisch)