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Lawyer held in contempt, fined $100, for missing court hearing on day AG admitted their relationship

Posted Mar 13, 2013 4:11 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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An Arkansas lawyer who missed a scheduled court hearing on the day the state's attorney general publicly admitted that the two had had an "inappropriate" extramarital relationship has been held in contempt and fined $100.

Attorney Andrea Davis of Hot Springs was upset about the December announcement by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who was then running for governor, and didn't think she'd be able to focus on the Garland County Circuit Court case, said her lawyer, Jeff Rosenzweig. He provided news of the Tuesday contempt ruling, according to the Associated Press.

Additional coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Ark. AG Admits ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship with Lawyer; His Office Had a Role in 5 of Her Cases"

Hot Springs Daily: " Hot Springs Attorney Faces Contempt"

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