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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:59 AM
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E-Mail To Alabama State Bar-WHY They Should Investigate Unethical Conduct Related To Siegelman Case
Powerful stuff.

Also powerful is an e-mail from the author of The Grievance Project, stating reasons why the Alabama State Bar should investigate U.S. Attorney Leura Canary for unethical conduct related to the Siegelman prosecution.

The e-mail is addressed to Tony McLain, general counsel of the Alabama State Bar, and serves as prima facie evidence upon which McLain could initiate an investigation of Canary.

http://grievanceproject.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/e-mail... /

Dear Mr. McLain,

I have been researching the conduct of various attorneys in the service of the government of the United States, whether that conduct is a violation of the rules of professional conduct with which each such attorney must comply and authoring factual allegations of the conduct of these attorneys that establish violations of the applicable rules of professional responsibility, including Alberto Gonzales, Kyle Sampson, Harriet Miers, Lisa Murkowski, John Yoo, Mark Everett Fuller, Monica Marie Goodling, Thomas W. Hartmann, Michael J. Elston, Patrick J. Rogers and, now, United States Attorney Leura Garrett Canary. Her claimed recusal from the prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman was and remains a sham and violates several of the rules of professional conduct of Alabama. These actions raise a substantial question as to her honesty, trustworthiness and fitness as a lawyer.

Mrs. Canarys unethical conduct tarnishes the reputation of each member of the Alabama State Bar, including - if not especially - your own. Only a good faith investigation of Mrs. Canary by the Alabama State Bar Office of General Counsel and referral, if and when appropriate, to the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Committee to answer for her violations of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct will undo the damage she has done to the legal profession in Alabama. If the reputations of the Department of Justice and the Alabama State Bar are ever to be salvaged, Mrs. Canary must be investigated by the Alabama State Bar Office of Legal Counsel and referred to the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Committee to answer for her violations of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct .

Although not a formal complaint, the documentation of Ms. Canarys conduct that I have prepared and included below* (and posted here at The Grievance Project and here at Firedoglakes Oxdown Gazette) establish prima facie violations of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct. Pursuant to Rule 3(c) of the Alabama Rules of Disciplinary Procedure which permits you, as General Counsel, to initiate a disciplinary investigation or proceeding upon your own motion in light of information received or acquired from any source it is incumbent on you to exercise your authority.

E.M./The Grievance Project
http://grievanceproject.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/e-mail...
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:09 AM
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1. Having met most of the attorneys in question
The very least should be censure, but prison time in Draper and Julia Tutwiler prison would be more appropriate.
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