Wednesday, June 19, 2013
An attorney who was convicted of trafficking with a jail inmate was suspended for at least six months without automatic reinstatement by the Indiana Supreme Court.
The attorney delivered a letter from the client's girlfriend in which she offered to testify falsely about an alibi, along with other letters from the client's relatives and other items.
The court noted that the attorney gave two differing explanations, accepting responsibility in one statement and saying that the letters were mailed by the client's mother:
Since his admission to the allegation at his criminal trial was later in time and against his interests, we surmise that his earlier denial to the Commission was likely the untruthful statement.
He also failed to address the untruthful statement or express remorse. (Mike Frisch)