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Tag Archives: Misconduct

The rule of law

Notwithstanding apparent contradictions in headlines daily, there’s an old notion that no one is above the law — your majesty and his subjects, peasants and aristocrats are allegedly all subject to the law of the land. One police chief recently ...

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Misconduct in, er, a cruiser (access required)

Boredom and bad decision-making have brought on the downfall of more than one man. The dastardly duo may have struck again, if allegations against a former Camden police officer are true. On Feb. 22, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division ...

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Attorneys – Discipline – Unreasonable Fee – Failure to Respond – Public Reprimand (access required)

In re Chaplin Respondent (1) accepted a $10,000 fee to attempt to negotiate a sentence reduction, (2) failed to communicate with his client, (3) failed to respond to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s Notice of Investigation, and (4) did not promptly refund $7,000 to his client, despite his acknowledgement that he was required to do so.

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