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Embattled Ex-assistant Dean at TSU Law Charged for Sex Crime Against Minor  

Edward Rene, who once worked as the assistant dean of admissions for Texas Southern University’s law school, has been charged with a sex crime. So reports ABC 13.

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'Erin Brockovich' Attorney Indicted for Stealing $18M in Client Funds  

Tom Girardi, a once-celebrated attorney known for winning enormous settlements for underdog clients, has been indicted by two federal grand juries for allegedly stealing $18 million. So reports Yahoo News.

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Alex Jones’ Attorney Suspended Over Sandy Hook Medical Records  

Norm Pattis, a lawyer representing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, will not be allowed to practice law for six months after he improperly shared confidential documents, including the medical records of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. So reports Associated Press.

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Lawyer Threw Poop-filled Can at Ohio Advocacy Center: Ethics Complaint

Jack Allen Blakeslee, an attorney from Ohio, has been accused of tossing an “uncovered, poop-filled Pringles can” in an advocacy center’s parking lot. So reports the ABA Journal.

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9/11 Conspiracy Theory Lawyer Arrested for Alleged Role in Jan. 6 Riot  

John O’Kelly, of New York, was arrested and charged with two felonies after being accused of attempting to disarm one of the officers working to protect the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. So reports NBC News.

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Lawyer Suspended for Misrepresentation, Sex with Client, Can Serve Low-income Community: Judge  

Donald F. Brown, of Brewer, Maine, had his attorney license suspended for one year, but will be allowed to practice law so long as it is court-appointed work done on behalf of Maine’s poor. So reports the Portland Press Herald.

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Colorado Attorney Suspended, Asked Teen to 'Come See Him' When She Turns 18  

Colorado attorney Gabriel Nathan Schwartz was suspended for six months for allegedly making inappropriate jokes about “sex, rape and child pornography” several years ago. So reports CBS News.

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Disbarred NY Attorney to Get 1-3 Years in State Prison for Ripping Off Clients  

Laurieanne DeLitta, a disbarred New York lawyer, will be sentenced to no more than three years in state prison after pleading guilty to stealing millions of dollars from clients with respect to real estate transactions. So reports The Journal News.

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Ohio Attorney Who Cursed Out Judge Has Suspension Conditionally Stayed  

Ohio lawyer Natalie Bahan, who was sanctioned for “alcohol-related conduct, including a profane outburst directed at a judge,” had her six-month suspension stayed on several conditions. So reports the ABA Journal.

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Virginia Court Disbars Oath Keepers’ Attorney Jonathon Moseley  

Jonathon Moseley, one of the attorneys representing some of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants, has been disbarred in Virginia. So reports Politico.

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