Friday, February 5, 2021
The North Carolina State Bar has filed ethics charges against an Assistant United States Attorney in his investigation and prosecution of allegedly fraudulent activity by an officer of GrandSouthBank.
He allegedly called a witness before the Grand Jury who he suspected was involved in the criminal activities and misrepresented to her that she was not a subject or target of the investigation.
Rather, he allegedly advised her that she "was merely being called as a factual witness."
The complaint alleges that these statements were deceptive and misleading.
The Grand Jury later returned a multi-count indictment against the witness.
The rule violations charged are Rules 8.4(c) and (d). (Mike Frisch)