Ethics Rap For Duke Prosecutor
(The Smoking Gun, 12/28/2006, 17 pp.)
- The North Carolina State Bar accuses D.A. Mike Nifong, prosecutor in the "Duke Lacrosse rape case" (p. 2), of "engag[ing] in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation" (p. 16).
Justice may end up being served to the prosecutor (Nifong) who engaged in an abuse of his power in the so-called "Durham Dirtbag Case".
UPDATE: Nifong Charged With Withholding Evidence
(FOX News, 1/24/2007)
- "Former Duke lacrosse rape prosecutor Mike Nifong has been slapped with additional ethics charges by the state bar association, which has accused him of withholding DNA evidence and making misleading statements to the court.
The new charges by the North Carolina State Bar against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong were announced Wednesday and could lead to his removal from the state bar, according to a copy of the updated complaint....
Nifong's actions constitute a 'systematic abuse of prosecutorial discretion ... prejudicial to the administration of justice,' the complaint read...."