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Alcohol Allegedly Served by DUI Lawyer in Client Meeting at His Office Leads to His Arrest

Posted Mar 21, 2011 1:56 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A female client says she doesn't remember all of what happened after the Iowa lawyer representing her in a driving under the influence case allegedly served her four alcoholic drinks during a meeting at his office.

However, the unidentified woman says she does recall sitting on the lap of attorney Gerald Moothart at one point, although she is uncertain how she got there and doesn't remember how she got home. Meanwhile, surveillance footage at her apartment showed her being dropped off at 9:55 p.m. by a car that looked like Moothart's, the Ames Tribune reported.

After a police investigation, he has been charged with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The article says Moothart denies giving the woman any alcohol, but doesn't include any comment from him or his counsel.

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