Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Prosecutor Facing Own Hearing

The prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case from last year is now facing a hearing of his own after charges of ethics violations were leveled at him.
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than a year after shocking allegations emerged about Duke University's lacrosse team, prosecutor Mike Nifong was back in court Tuesday — this time as the defendant.

The North Carolina State Bar charged the Durham County district attorney with several violations of the state's rules of professional conduct, all tied to his handling of the lacrosse case.

If convicted by a disciplinary commission hearing the case, he could be stripped of his license to practice law in the state.

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