Monday, December 12, 2005

Lawyers in Trouble

Two recent articles discuss lawyers who find themselves on the wrong side of the case in federal prosecutions.  In Baltimore, Christopher Linas, a former part-time assistant prosecutor, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine (including crack cocaine) and heroin. An article in Ocean City Today (here) discusses the charges.  Brent Wood, an attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina, did not lose his license despite pleading guilty to a misdemeanor failure to file a tax return charge, but he goes on trial in January 2006 on fraud charges related to an alleged ponzi scheme that cost investors approximately $15 million.  A Raleigh News & Observer story (here) discusses the charges.  It sounds like both lawyers may have gotten caught up with their clients, a dangerous proposition. (ph)

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a very interesting publication

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