Posted Jan 14, 2016 03:05 pm CST
Updated: A North Carolina lawyer crossed an ethical line by taking a water bottle from a woman’s home without her permission and using it for a DNA test, a state bar disciplinary panel said Thursday.
However, it found that Christine Mumma, who serves as director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, did not act in a dishonest or deceitful manner or in a manner prejudicial to the administration of justice, according to the Associated Press and WNCN.
The sanction against Mumma will be a written admonishment, WNCN reported.
ABAJournal.com: “Lawyer accused of conducting DNA test on water bottle without permission testifies in ethics hearing”
Updated at 3:40 p.m. to note Mumma’s sanction.