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Former Colo. DA Is Disbarred Over Criminal Convictions Related to Harassment

Posted Jan 12, 2012 5:48 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A former Colorado district attorney accused of sexually harassing women in his office initially denied that he had done anything wrong.

But Myrl Serra was disbarred last month by the state supreme court after pleading guilty and being convicted of various criminal charges, says a summary of the opinion (PDF) posted on the court's website.

He had been accused of wrongdoing both as a Montrose County district attorney and personally, ranging from claims that he shared information about cases with his married girlfriend to requests for restraining orders by multiple women, the Denver Post reported in 2010.

Serra pleaded guilty to criminal extortion, a felony, and unlawful sexual contact, a misdemeanor, involving three victims, Denver Westword reports. His sentencing is scheduled next week.

Hat tip: Legal Profession Blog.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "DA Accused of Exposing Himself to Workers; Sext Message Launched Investigation"

ABAJournal.com: "Already Facing Criminal Charges, DA is Arrested Again for Allegedly Harrassing One of His Accusers"

Denver Post: "Affair kicked off troubles for Montrose County DA"

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