Tuesday, August 12, 2014

No Misconduct In Remark About Judge

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has agreed with a hearing committee that a statement by the press spokesperson for the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office did not violate ethics rules.

The basis of the bar charges was a remark made by the accused attorney after a judge had found the defendant in a high-profile case not guilty.

The newspaper report that led to the charges is linked here.

In reponse to a reporter's query, the spokesperson said

District Attorney Cannizzaro has fought hard to eliminate corruption, unfortunately [the judge] thwarted our efforts today.

Both the hearing committee and found found that the statement was not false and was not intended to impugn the integrity of the judge.

The board ordered the dismissal of the charges. (Mike Frisch)



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