February 11, 2013
Innocent Of Murder But Hounded Out Of Louisiana
In a case that was characterized as a "no good deed goes unpunished" situation, a Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended a stayed six-month suspension of an attorney who handled two matters for friends while on inactive status.
The committee noted that the attorney had practiced since 1984 and had no prior discipline.
He left Louisiana in 1989 as a result of a "vicious and gruesome murder of family friends in Shreveport, in which he had no part or involvement, but for which he was relentlessly pursued by investigating authorities." The accusations made his law practice unprofitable.
He returned to care for his father after a severe stroke.
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