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January 24, 2007

New Ethics Charges Brought Against Mike Nifong

Posted in: Crime,Duke Lacrosse Rape

NifongIt looks like the case against Mike Nifong has gotten a good deal stronger in the face of tougher ethics charges brought by the North Carolina Bar Association. If these charges are true, and the look like they will be by corroborating evidence brought by those involved, Nifong deserves the harshest of sentences himself. He has abused the trust of the people of Durham and should pay.

The North Carolina Bar filed an amended complaint today, accusing Nifong of withholding DNA evidence from the defense and making misrepresentations to the presiding judge in the case.

The bar has accused Nifong of conduct that involves “dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” Nifong also allegedly violated a rule that “prohibits an attorney from knowingly making false statements of material fact.”

Previously, Nifong had been charged with making inappropriate and potentially prejudicial comments about the sexual assault case against Duke lacrosse players. Nifong’s comments were made in a series of public interviews early in the case.  via ABC News

Excerpt of amended complaint

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