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Outside Lawyer Censured for 'Intimate Contact' with Detroit Mayor While Monitoring City Police


A Washington, D.C., lawyer has been censured for having “intimate contact” one night with Detroit’s then-mayor while she was serving as independent police monitor for the city.

Sheryl Robinson Wood said during a disciplinary hearing that she considered the incident a moral and personal lapse and later realized it also implicated attorney ethical issues, the Detroit News reported.

She agreed to be publicly censured by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Wood headed the D.C. office of Kroll Inc. and was a partner of Venable and Saul Ewing over the six years she was a police monitor. Civil litigation by the city seeking the disgorgement of legal fees paid to all three is ongoing.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Detroit Seeks $10M from Ex-Partner of Venable, Says She Didn’t Do Job Due to Relationship With Mayor”

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