Taft Faces Bar Discipline

by TChris

As TalkLeft noted here, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft was convicted of four misdemeanors for failing to report gifts (primarily golf outings) on his financial disclosure statements. The Ohio Supreme Court's disciplinary counsel today filed a disciplinary complaint that could affect Taft's license to practice law.

In today's complaint, Disciplinary Counsel Jonathan E. Coughlan wrote, "Improper conduct on the part of an attorney in government service is more likely to harm the entire system of government in terms of public trust.'' Coughlan said Taft was aware of Ohio disclosure laws and their requirements

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  • Re: Taft Faces Bar Discipline (none / 0) (#1)
    by scarshapedstar on Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 06:53:32 PM EST
    Will the complaint go through, though? It's a real coin toss. Okay, somebody had to say something like that.

    Re: Taft Faces Bar Discipline (none / 0) (#2)
    by Sailor on Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:27:24 PM EST
    Ya know, after what he has done, if they were talking about bending him over a bar, I'd say go for it;-)