Posted Dec 07, 2011 07:01 pm CST
Last year, former North Carolina governor Mike Easley disappeared from the attorney roster of McGuireWoods and took an Alford plea after being accused of violating campaign-finance reporting law.
His law license was temporarily suspended in December 2010 after his criminal conviction on a single felony count, and now the state bar has filed a disciplinary case against him, WRAL’s @NCCapitol blog reports.
The complaint, which was filed today, seeks sanctions for what the bar complaint calls “conviction of a criminal offense showing professional unfitness,” according to the station.
The News & Observer also has a story.
Additional and related coverage:
ABAJournal.com (Jan. 2010): “Young Lawyer’s Soaring Career Is Interrupted by Federal Indictment”
Associated Press (April 2010): “Ruffin Poole, former aide to ex-NC gov, pleads guilty in court”
ABAJournal.com (June 2010): “Ex-NC Governor and AG Mike Easley Is On Leave From McGuireWoods”
ABAJournal.com (Dec. 2010): “Law License of Ex-Gov and Ex-AG of NC Is Suspended After Criminal Conviction”