Lawyers Behaving Badly

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Post by raicha » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:00 pm

HumbleScribe wrote:
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
jonbeck wrote:http://www.10news.com/news/team-10/team ... gling-plan

State Bar website says he was disbarred November 16, either that was damn quick or it was a result of the client theft that put him in jail for five months. I would imagine that conspiracy to smuggle mass quantities of cocaine is a probation violation.
He apparently has a long record of discipline. Here's the summary disbarment order.
Learn me sumpin, Stern. I read the document you attached. It is a recommendation for disbarment pursuant to the rule that a felony conviction for certain crimes including fraud and moral turpitude be an automatic disbarment without a hearing in front of Tani and the gang. In this instance is a recommendation the same as an order? (Granted, one would assume that under the facts, it is a fait accompli.

Sorry about the shellacking last Saturday.
The State Bar Court is recommending to the California Supreme Court that this guy be disbarred. It is the Supreme Court that makes the order to disbar.



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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:06 am

Since he was convicted of mail fraud, did not appeal, and apparently had no mitigating excuses, he is certain to be disbarred. Some lawyers being disbarred under such circumstances might speed up the process by consenting to disbarment, which enables the Supreme Court to skip several steps.



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Post by sad-cafe » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:46 am

wish I could get a lawyer go help me beg the student loan people to leave me alone

They could care less if you are sick, or even dying as long as they get their money. I will call on Monday and tell them I'll will my life insurance to them if they won't work with me because going too soon back in the classroom will surly kill me.



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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:59 am

I wish I could find a way to get the student loan people off your back. These are not government people hounding you, nor even banking people; the govt insured the loan for the banks, the loan was then sold off to debt collectors. You're being chased by civilian loan sharks. A good lawyer might help a little, but I think might cost more than it's worth. A law school's clinic might provide affordable help.

Avoid those scammers who pretend to "fix" your student loan problem for a fee:
http://www.snopes.com/student-loan-forgiveness-scam/

My experience with the student loan vampires tells me that starting a payment plan, and actually paying them something regularly will get them to back off. It's when they get nothing that they get really testy.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:31 am

RoadScholar wrote:
JohnPCapitalist wrote:
Volkonski wrote:Six part series about two lawyers who behaved very badly indeed.
Framed She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1
...But I was completely gobsmacked that the perpetrators thought it was entirely appropriate to destroy the life of a woman utterly for an offhanded remark that the perceived as a mortal insult to their precious offspring.
Maybe they're Scientologists. 8-)
Or just generally nasty self important people.


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Post by RoadScholar » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:10 am

Notorial Dissent wrote:
RoadScholar wrote:
JohnPCapitalist wrote: ...But I was completely gobsmacked that the perpetrators thought it was entirely appropriate to destroy the life of a woman utterly for an offhanded remark that the perceived as a mortal insult to their precious offspring.
Maybe they're Scientologists. 8-)
Or just generally nasty self important people.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Game_(Scientology)


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Post by RVInit » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:52 am

RoadScholar wrote:
Notorial Dissent wrote:
RoadScholar wrote: Maybe they're Scientologists. 8-)
Or just generally nasty self important people.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Game_(Scientology)
Did you see the special that HBO did about Scientology last year? It was based on Lawrence Wright's book. There is a really great interview with him where he talks about how he gathered the information. I love interviews with authors, especially those that write serious and well-researched topics. This interview is very interesting and entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noDEBbqxkF0


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Post by JohnPCapitalist » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:57 pm

RVInit wrote:
RoadScholar wrote:
Notorial Dissent wrote: Or just generally nasty self important people.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Game_(Scientology)
Did you see the special that HBO did about Scientology last year? It was based on Lawrence Wright's book. There is a really great interview with him where he talks about how he gathered the information. I love interviews with authors, especially those that write serious and well-researched topics. This interview is very interesting and entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noDEBbqxkF0
That was a pretty impressive documentary. In my anti-Scientology work, I've met most of the people who appeared there. They are very convincing in person. Also, keep an eye out for Leah Remini's "Scientology and the Aftermath" series which debuts on November 29 at 10:00 pm ET on A&E. It should be a PR disaster on an epic scale for the cult.



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Post by RoadScholar » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:38 pm

Not that there's anything wrong with sadistic megalomaniacs peddling mass psychosis in order to amass undeserved tax-exempt wealth while wasting lives, destroying careers and ruining families.

It's as American as arsenic-laced apple pie.


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Post by RVInit » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:18 am

That was a pretty impressive documentary. In my anti-Scientology work, I've met most of the people who appeared there. They are very convincing in person. Also, keep an eye out for Leah Remini's "Scientology and the Aftermath" series which debuts on November 29 at 10:00 pm ET on A&E. It should be a PR disaster on an epic scale for the cult.[/quote]

:like: Thanks for the heads-up! I am putting this on my schedule. I watched the HBO special based on Wright's book and also quite a few interviews with quite a few of the former Scientologists that were featured in the movie and some that were not. Really interesting. I am so happy that this cult is getting the kind of exposure it's been getting lately. I think the IRS should absolutely take away their tax exempt status, they don't come even close to what I perceive to be the requirements of operating as a religion. But IANAL and I do understand that they have the financial means to crush the IRS with thousands of lawsuits.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sat May 27, 2017 8:59 am

Lockport lawyer captured on video trying to prevent daughter's DWI arrest

By Thomas J. Prohaska
Published Fri, May 26, 2017

Lockport attorney Ronald J. Winter tried to use his position as a former prosecutor and his connection with a Niagara County Sheriff's lieutenant to prevent the arrest of his daughter on a drunken driving charge last year, a police video shows.

"Do you recognize my name at all?" Winter asked Deputy Timothy Caughel, the arresting officer, in a telephone call picked up by the microphone on Caughel's body cam. "I used to be the chief homicide prosecutor for Niagara County. I worked in the DA's office for 18 years."

He also asked the deputy on three separate occasions during the conversation to drop the charges, after the deputy already had placed Rachel J. Winter in handcuffs, put her in the back seat of his patrol vehicle, and told her she was under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Caughel had reported the arrest on the police radio before allowing Rachel Winter, 21, to use her cellphone to call her father, a former Niagara County assistant district attorney who now serves as confidential law clerk to State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.
http://buffalonews.com/2017/05/26/video ... wi-arrest/



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat May 27, 2017 9:42 am

Tips to people in power when dealing with the police:

1. Never, ever say, "Do you recognize my name?"
2. Never, ever say its variant, "Don't you know who I am?"
3. There are recording devices everywhere. :mrgreen:


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Post by RoadScholar » Sat May 27, 2017 9:49 am

And I'm pretty sure once the cuffs are on and the words "you are under arrest" have been said, no LEO is going to just release a detainee as if nothing happened.


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Post by Somerset » Sat May 27, 2017 10:31 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:Tips to people in power when dealing with the police:

1. Never, ever say, "Do you recognize my name?"
2. Never, ever say its variant, "Don't you know who I am?"
3. There are recording devices everywhere. :mrgreen:
All true. But at the end of this particular day:
The state Office of Court Administration earlier this week said it is investigating the case, which ended May 16 with Niagara Falls City Judge Robert P. Merino dismissing DWI and reckless driving charges against Rachel Winter. She pleaded guilty to two vehicle and traffic violations. She was given a conditional discharge and paid $146 in surcharges.



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Post by MsDaisy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:34 pm

Disability attorney who bilked $600M from gov’t disappears
FRANKFORT, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared, the FBI said.

Eric Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He was scheduled to be sentenced next month and had been ordered to pay the government tens of millions of dollars.

But Saturday, the FBI said Conn removed his electronic monitoring device, violating the conditions of his bond and prompting the U.S. District Court to issue a warrant for his arrest. David Habich, general counsel for the FBI’s Louisville office, said Conn’s “whereabouts are currently unknown.”

A call to Conn’s lawyer was not returned.
More at WaPo
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:57 pm

The guy is summering here:
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Smart of the judge to release him on bail.



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Post by GlimDropper » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:The guy is summering here:
:snippity:

Smart of the judge to release him on bail.
Hmm, given the previous incident of bribing a Judge I'd imagine an audit of the sentencing Judge's finances might be in order. Just to be sure.



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Post by kate520 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:46 pm

Oh, boy! Another example for my list of people whose occupations and surnames match!

Dr. Payne - my former dentist, broke off a needle tip in my jaw
Mr. Grieve - my contact at Dad's life insurance company
Mr. Wolf - conservationist
Mr. Conn - a big one


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Post by Dallasite » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:00 am

kate520 wrote:Dr. Payne - my former dentist, broke off a needle tip in my jaw
There is an oral surgeon here in Dallas who once worked on an implant for me. He actually did a good job and I had no unnecessary pain. He was a Jr and his father, Sr, also, too, was an oral surgeon.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:55 am

I once represented a physician whose last name was Shank. Guess what his specialty was.



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Post by Slartibartfast » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:58 am

Sterngard Friegen wrote:I once represented a physician whose last name was Shank. Guess what his specialty was.
Golfing badly?
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Slartibartfast wrote:
Sterngard Friegen wrote:I once represented a physician whose last name was Shank. Guess what his specialty was.
Golfing badly?
:towel:
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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:42 pm

a lawyer in good standing, but also a Florida Man :doh:
Half-naked former state attorney arrested in Hotel Duval incident

Karl Etters | Democrat staff writer
Updated 6:11 p.m. ET June 26, 2017

A former assistant state attorney from Crestview is facing criminal charges after police say he ran nearly nude through Hotel Duval Sunday night, pulled the fire alarm and sprayed several guests in the face with a fire extinguisher as they left their rooms.

Ryan P. Campbell is charged with battery, grand theft of a fire extinguisher, obstructing a firefighter, battery of an EMT and disorderly conduct.

Campbell worked in the State Attorney’s Office in Shalimar from June 2011 to August 2013, according to First Circuit Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. Campbell's main duties were in the misdemeanor and juvenile divisions. The First Circuit includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Campbell's law license is in good standing.

Campbell, according to court records, was being disruptive at the Monroe Street hotel’s rooftop bar Level 8 at about 11 p.m. A hotel employee was escorting Campbell to the lobby to get another room key when he “palmed” the employee’s crotch, arrest records said. The employee then left the 31-year-old on the sixth floor to call the police.

When the employee found Campbell again, he was running down the hallway yelling “help” and wearing only a thong and a shirt. He eluded employees and police by running out of an emergency exit while carrying two fire extinguishers as the hotel’s fire alarms sounded.

Campbell sprayed several patrons and a hotel employee with a fire extinguisher before fleeing to the valet parking lot along Calhoun Street where he was apprehended.
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2 ... 428524001/



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:25 pm

Sounds like one of those things you can't unsee. EWWW!!!


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Post by DejaMoo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:34 pm

Brud Rossman, Esq. Sues "The Jews"

He also likes to settle disputes by challenging opponents to duels - because that's how Alexander Hamilton did it.
RR!Hl ROSSMANN, ESQUIRE
Plaintiff ,
V .
SERGEY IVANOV
PROFESSOR
AND ,
THE "JEWS" MORE GENERALLY
AND ,
JOHN DOE - 1 ,
JOHN DOE - 2 ,
AND JOHN DOE - 3
Defendants
Chock full o' nuts.



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