Monday, January 3, 2022

Misrepresentation Draws Suspension

 A recent notice on the webpage of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board

After proceedings conducted pursuant to MCR 9.115, the panel found, by default, that respondent committed professional misconduct while employed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, when she misrepresented information and facts to the Court regarding a case.

Based on respondent’s default, and the evidence presented at the hearing, the panel found that respondent knowingly made a false statement of material fact to a tribunal, in violation of MRPC 3.3(a)(1); engaged in conduct that was prejudicial to the administration of justice, in violation of MRPC 8.4(c), and MCR 9.104(1); and, engaged in conduct that exposed the legal profession to obloquy, contempt, censure, or reproach, in violation of MCR 9.104(3).

The panel ordered that respondent’s license to practice law be suspended for a period of one year. Costs were assessed in the amount of $1,649.46.

(Mike Frisch)

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