Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A deputy county attorney for Maricopa County, Arizona has agreed with Independent Bar Counsel John Gleason on a sanction of two-year of probation with conditions.
The misconduct related to the attorney's involvement in a RICO case filed in federal district court on behalf of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others.
Three other members of his office are the subject of related charges.
The attorney did not become "meaningfully involved" in the RICO case until after it was filed. He recognized that the case was devoid of merit and urged his subordinate to investigate the matter further.
He admitted charges of pursuing meritless litigation and failure to supervise. (Mike Frisch)