Thursday, September 1, 2022

Forgiveness For Lawyers

Wisconsin is such a nice state. Especially to their lawyers. If a lawyer is disbarred in Wisconsin, even if they are a convicted felon, they can petition to be reinstated after 5 years

In Wisconsin, a disbarred lawyer can petition to have a revoked license reinstated after five years. And many do, even those who've been convicted of felonies.

Although Minnesota may be the nicer state. Here prosecutors such as Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, believe lawyers violate no criminal statue when they lie to the court, which is called fraud upon the court.  Choi and his criminal division director Richard Dusterhoft, stated,  in writing, "there is no such crime in Minnesota". Well maybe they believe lawyers can freely commit fraud but that clearly isn't the law. 

As far as I can tell, no lawyer has ever been convicted of and possibly never even charged with fraud upon the court in Minnesota. As I read our statutory laws, fraud upon the court is one of only three crimes with no statute of limitations, the others being first degree murder and sex trafficking of a minor. 

Minnesota is truly the nicest state...if you are a lawyer. Victims not so much. 

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