Attorney violated professional conduct rule by calling prosecutor a “coke dealer”

October 21, 2016

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10-21-16Attorney violated rule of professional conduct, when representing a murder defendant, that required impartiality and decorum before a tribunal, where he referred to the prosecutor as a “coke dealer” and falsely mentioned to the jury that both defendant and his wife took lie detector tests.

Lawyer Disciplinary Bd. v. Turgeon, 557 S.E.2d 235 (W.Va., 2000)