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Attorney Dishonesty, Misconduct, and Corruption — Latest News Reports – 38 Reports for April 18, 2011


Attorney dishonesty, misconduct, and corruption are in the news daily across America. 

You will be amazed at the volume of activity with these so-called “officers of the court.”

To make it easy to see the widespread problem, will update this article with daily abuse reports.

Sadly, I believe this report could include hundreds of thousands of daily reports as attorney abuse is hidden or concealed by judges….


April 18, 2011:

Prosecutors probe possible misconduct in Bucks sheriff’s office | Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer
Calls to District Attorney David Heckler’s office went unanswered. Ellis-Marseglia would not elaborate on the complaints except to say they included allegations of mismanagement, questionable spending, and some of the same kind of political misconduct
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Former Desert Hot Springs police officer pleads guilty in suspect abuse case
The Desert Sun
His salary is $113538. Henderson retired from the department in May 2008, though he had not worked since October 2005. Hired in September 1997, he had been placed on paid administrative leave after claims of misconduct. The Riverside County Attorney’s
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Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty To Being Part Of Smuggling Ring
Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. According to Taylor, Luis S. Roman, 47, pleaded guilty to racketeering and official misconduct before Superior Court Judge Mathias E. Rodriguez in Middlesex
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Bassett: Politics Stymied Willingham Investigation
Texas Tribune
committed professional negligence or misconduct during the course of the case. Only recently, the Commission has chosen to seek the opinion of the Attorney General of the State of Texas on the issue of the jurisdiction of the Commission.
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Saugatuck Township leaders vote to pay for clerks’ defense after attorney
Muskegon Chronicle –
“Certainly, if the Attorney General credits the Secretary of State’s report that there isn’t intentional misconduct, I’d be flabbergasted to hear that the Attorney General has decided to prosecute,” Cronin said last year. Attorney General Bill Schuette
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The record suggests that one or more of the following attorneys from the District Attorney’s Office were involved in the misconduct in question: Deputy District Attorney Ben McLaughlin, Deputy District Attorney Randy Mailman, and/or Assistant District
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Garcetti topples Conn. police officer’s whistleblower suit
First Amendment Center
Matthews spoke about the problems with the Connecticut Attorney General’s office and the New York State Police, which had been asked to investigate possible misconduct by the Connecticut State Police. After his whistle-blowing, Matthews’ superiors
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John Kroger’s administration: Holding our public officials to a higher standard
Roberts claims that the increased prosecution (400 percent) of misconduct cases under Kroger’s administration has been manufactured to pave Kroger’s way to higher office. Ambition in statewide office is not exactly uncommon, although the last attorney
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Pursuant to Standard 3, the factors to be considered are the duty violated, the lawyer’s mental state, the potential or actual injury caused by the lawyer’s misconduct, and the existence of aggravating or mitigating factors. “Duty Violated.
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Federal jurors probed in Mass. death penalty case
Boston Herald
His lawyer is seeking a new trial on several grounds, including potential jury misconduct. The Boston Globe, citing court documents, reported Monday that US District Court Judge Mark Wolf has spoken to three of the jurors, who were not identified.
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Appeals court hears arguments in case of former Gates Mills doctor convicted
Plain Dealer (blog)
Miles also accused prosecutors of misconduct during closing arguments, when former Assistant County Prosecutor Steven Dever implied that Essa might have confessed his crime to his former attorney Larry Zukerman, who was precluded from testifying
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Officers to get unusual joint jury/bench trial
Baltimore Sun (blog)
In case you missed it Friday, defense attorneys for three officers facing misconduct and kidnapping charges will have a joint jury/bench trial, a second attempt to have their cases severed that failed to achieve the desired result.
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{¶ 23} Although unrelated to the stated assignment of error, Baker also contends that there was “questionable juror misconduct” at trial because one of the jurors had not disclosed in voir dire that she had personal knowledge of a similar case where a
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he was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel because his attorney presented a defense based upon intoxication rather than diminished capacity; and (4) the prosecutor committed misconduct by misrepresenting facts to the jury in summation.
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Braun: Sharpe James’ bid for new trial hinges on proving juror’s ill intent
The Star-Ledger – (blog)
By Bob Braun/Star-Ledger Columnist Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerFormer Newark Mayor Sharpe James, who served 18 months in prison for fraud, hopes to win a new trial based on the misconduct of a juror. NEWARK — Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James
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Adams now appeals from his conviction for premeditated first-degree murder, arguing (1) the prosecutor committed misconduct during closing argument, (2) the trial court erred by giving the jury instructions on premeditated first-degree murder and its
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Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi Sentenced To Prison For Pension Fund Kickback
team in the Attorney General’s Office for their work on this matter.” Hevesi was sentenced today before Judge Michael J. Obus. In October 2010, Hevesi pleaded guilty to a felony charge of receiving reward for official misconduct, a class E felony,
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Foreclosure Probe Talks Said to Yield Some Agreements With Banks
said the office has had “constructive and meaningful dialogue” with attorney generals leading the talks. “The group has thoroughly discussed our concerns with the term sheet and continues to work toward its goal of addressing misconduct in the
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Ex-fire chief sues Monterey Park for harassment, discrimination
Pasadena Star-News
“When it became clear that (Orchard) would not turn a blind eye to the misconduct of the two paramedics, various council members and Monterey Park personnel engaged in adverse employment actions that can only be described as a systematic attempt to
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Maggie Daley will remain hospitalized
Carmi Times
CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago police sergeant faces misconduct charges after allegedly slapping a handcuffed suspect in the face. In a news release, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office says Sgt. Edward Howard Jr. was arrested Friday morning.
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Dying 90-year-old’s care under scrutiny
The nurse was defending one charge of professional misconduct before a Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal professional conduct committee hearing in Invercargill yesterday. The charge relates to the care provided to the woman.
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Chicago Police Sergeant Edward Howard Charged With Repeatedly Slapping
Huffington Post
Jeffries never actually spit on Howard, Kuzas said. “It was more of a hacker up—you know, where you’ve got it lined up in the throat to send the projectile out,” he explained. Howard is charged with felony aggravated battery and official misconduct,
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On appeal, Bayard argues that the prosecutor’s questions on re-direct concerning the CitiBank Card amounted to prosecutorial misconduct. According to Bayard, the prosecutor “testified through his questions that there was another card which was
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Saginaw man’s conviction, 65-year sentence for first-degree sexual assaults of
The Saginaw News –
The judges also ruled that Saginaw attorney Philip R. Sturtz was not ineffective for not objecting to the alleged misconduct, eliciting testimony from the victim that Davidson assaulted her and another relative that the relative denied, and referring
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We hold that a substantive due process claim in a land use dispute requires both governmental misconduct that “shocks the conscience” and exhaustion of remedies available under our land use law. Rezem is the former owner of sixty-seven acres of vacant
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We do not agree that the statements constituted prosecutorial misconduct. As pointed out by the Attorney General, our Supreme Court has held that “It is not misconduct for a prosecutor to comment on the failure of the defense to introduce material
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New Addition to State’s Attorney Office to Polish – | The Afro
The department replaces the police misconduct division, a decade-old department system that the State’s Attorney’s Office acts vigilantly to ensure that…


Thomas v. Kramer
this case alleging attorney “misconduct.” After reviewing the facts of the case and pertinent law, we affirm. {ś 2} In 1992, Laurel and her husband Craig…/2011-ohio-1812.pdf


Disbarred attorney expected to plead guilty in fraud case
Palm Beach Post
By Jane Musgrave WEST PALM BEACH — Disbarred West Palm Beach attorney A. Clark Cone will plead guilty to charges stemming from allegations that he bilked clients out of more than $600000, his court-appointed lawyer said Monday.
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Duke lacrosse accuser indicted on murder charge
The Associated Press
The district attorney who championed Mangum’s claims was later disbarred. North Carolina’s attorney general eventually declared the players innocent of a “tragic rush to accuse.” Prosecutors declined to press charges for the false accusations,
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Ex-Law Partners Engaged in Nasty Battle, Suit Alleges Racketeering, Client
ABA Journal
Weigel’s suit was filed just two weeks after disciplinary authorities asked the state Supreme Court to disbar Weigel. The Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation has filed complaints, charging Weigel with 10 ethics violations, including mishandling
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Get to Know: State House Rep. B.J. Pak Acts, Too
Weimer met Pak about eight years ago while both performed in Phantom of the Courthouse, where Weimer played the Phantom, a disbarred attorney giving others advice. He, too, was impressed by Pak’s theatrical sense. “He’s witty,” said Weimer,
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Debt Collection Firm Cohen & Slamowitz Recovers Money for Victims of Mortgage
The couple’s attorney, Marc A. Zirogiannis, was indicted for Grand Larceny in the First Degree, a class B felony. On November 24, 2009, he pled guilty to one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and was automatically disbarred.
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Twitter / Judgepedia: Attorney, disbarred from M …
Attorney, disbarred from Maine’s state courts, won’t be practicing in federal courts either #blawgs #megov.


TEMECULA: Attorney disbarred for taking client funds
TEMECULA: Attorney disbarred for taking client funds A Temecula attorney agreed to be disbarred after accusations that he misappropriated $170000 from a.…/temecula-attorney-disbarred-for-ta…


i fired my divorce attorney, she was disbarred. can i sue her for
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