The Duke lacrosse hoax continues to be the gift that keeps on giving:
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The North Carolina State Bar on Thursday issued a formal order disbarring Mike Nifong for his handling of the discredited Duke lacrosse rape case.
Nifong must surrender his law license to the bar no later than 30 days from when he is served with the order. He must also pay costs associated for his weeklong ethics trial that took place last month, including those incurred by the court reporter and witnesses.
And he must pay court costs for his disciplinary hearing.
Take note of the aggravating factors in the findings of fact:
1. Nifong’s conduct is aggravated by the following factors:
a. dishonest or selfish motive;
b. a pattern of misconduct;
c. multiple offenses;
d. refusal to acknowledge wrongful nature of conduct with his handling of the DNA evidence;
e. vulnerability of the victims Collin Finnerty, Reade Seligman and David Evans;
f. substantial experience in the practice of law.
I’d have to say, that pretty much sums up the case. Let the civil suits rain down.