It's time for another round up of the antics of our favorite kind of lawyer--the out of control prosecutor.
- Ex-prosecutor and former judge pleads guilty to Money Laundering and Obstruction of Justice charges: It's a double whammy--a judge and a prosecutor. Jackpot! And, his wife is an associate dean of a law school. Could it get any better? You betcha! For some unknown reason, the defendant, Sam Currin, made the unusual tactical move of filing a "16-page affidavit detailing his role in the crimes -- a filing which U.S. District Judge Earl Britt noted was the first he had ever seen as a judge." How about that? (Hat tip: Wall Street Journal Law Blog).
- Show me the money!: A chief prosecutor in Oklahoma was charged with embezzling nearly $9,000 seized during 2 drug busts in his District. At least he didn't steal the drugs. And at least he wasn't accused of stealing a couple of hundred thousand dollars--like the next wayward prosecutor.
- Ethics, schmethics: A former Kentucky prosecutor was recently released from prison after serving nearly ten years for for theft and forgery convictions as a result of his "stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients of his private law practice." I suppose if you're going to steal, you may as well go for the gusto!