Russell Pearce's Slimy Bro Lester Pearce Censured and Fined by Commission on Judicial Conduct

Essentially, Lester caved, knowing that the evidence was stacked high against him. Lawyers working for the commission had been hitting folks involved with subpoenas in anticipation of a scheduled December 21 hearing, which will no longer take place.

That's too bad, because I was looking forward to a front row seat for the circus. One of the last times I spoke with Lester, he almost took a swing at Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman, and I was anticipating a re-match.

Read the commission's order regarding Lester Pearce.

It's gratifying to know that I had a small part in a major right-wing tool like Lester getting pimp-slapped, specifically by first publishing the minutes of the Legislative District 19 meeting where Pearce stumped for his sibling and by pointing out that this was a no-no for judges, who can only stump for themselves, not for others. Not even family.

Read the commission's press release on Lester's punishment.

Agreed, it's not much of a fine. Lester's loaded, having self-funded his campaign against Chucri. Heck, the ornery ex-JP's probably got $1,500 simoleons in his wallet. For instance, it might have been nice if the commission had barred Pearce from ever running for JP again.

That said, Pearce had lawyered up in order to fight any discipline, so it's something.

It also shows you what happens when people start issuing subpoenas: Scalawags come to heel.

Same thing happened when crusadin' Chandler attorney Tom Ryan, the Irish wolfhound of lawyers, took on the Pearces by dragging Olivia Cortes and her coterie of hamfisted, Tea Party mooks into court back in 2011. Russell Pearce and his political Mephistopheles Constantin Querard ultimately caved, and Cortes withdrew her candidacy, though her name remained on the ballot.

If Ryan had been able to continue, the entire Cortes charade would have been dissected. But, alas, that did not happen.

And, sadly, when Gila County prosecutor Daisy Flores got a chance to investigate the Cortes affair, after the Arizona Attorney General's Office conflicted the case out to her, she did nada.

"Had [Flores] done her job, issued subpoenas and investigated this," said Ryan when I called him for comment, "then we would have gotten to the bottom of this. Heads would have rolled."

All the more reason to run Ryan for County Attorney one of these days. Maybe in 2014 if Bill Montgomery cuts his term short and runs for governor or Attorney General, as many expect he will.

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DNichols
DNichols

Russell Pearce, his Brother, his Two Nieces, Mrs. Cortes, the Tea Party , and G.O.P. Officials involved in the Felony "Electoral Rigging, and Manipulating" of the Official Recall Election of Russell Pearce should not simply be fined, they should be doing the nine months to Two Years in Jail that they all earned in this Class Five Felony Conspiracy!

There is "No Justice" in Arizona for the "Powerful", right Mr. Horne?!

To: Justice.

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

Wolfhound Tom Ryan should really run for C.A. My vote would automatically go to him. Maybe then, he'll start opening up cold cases within the MCSO to help root out corruption in that corrupt agency. The Flaccid Fool may be long gone by then, buried 6ft deep and somewhere not in Heaven. But his underlings will still be around to pay for his crimes.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Mr. Lemons, 

Do you know if Lester was barred from holding a JP position? 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Now if only MontyPug will stop playing politics and actually indict twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Russ and throw his ass in prison, as well as quite a few others, we may actually start to see normalcy return to this state.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

Proof positive that somewhere, hidden in a very dark place in the Pearce family genome, is a "Slime" allele.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

A small victory in a state that reeks of corrupt, self-righteous fanatics and sleazy good ol' boys and girls.

leonardclark
leonardclark

Anywhere the snake oil of "hate" can be sold...there, you will find the Pearce brothers.

Leonard Clark

leonardclark
leonardclark

Mr. Lemons....are the "Turd Boys" any relation to "Turd Blossom" ?

FuckThePearces
FuckThePearces

The Pearce's, more scumbag hero's of JoeArpaioFan

wanumba
wanumba

Hey Lester....suck it!

The Pearce boys are not welcome in my state..move the hell out and trouble some other place.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

Ryan for County Attorny sounds very good indeed.  DRAFT RYAN! 

teknik
teknik topcommenter

let's hope all these self righteous, "small government", nuts get tossed out of power before they can further exhort their will on the people of our state.

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