Andrew Thomas and Lisa Aubuchon Should be Disbarred, State Investigator Finds

 

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Andrew Thomas now faces possible disbarment.
​Maybe tailing the investigator for the Arizona State Supreme Court was a bad idea.

A probable-cause panelist for the state high court, spurred by a report from investigator John Gleason, has ordered disciplinary procedures to begin against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy, Lisa Aubuchon.

In a 76-page report presented to the panelist, Gleason notes that if the allegations against Thomas and Aubuchon were proven, then they should be disbarred.

Such a disciplinary move would be a major blow to Thomas, who quit his office in what turned out to be an unsuccessful bid for state Attorney General this year. Disbarment would mean Thomas and Aubuchon couldn't work as lawyers in Arizona. Thomas could forget any notion of a political comeback.

The final word on punishment won't be known for several months.

The report by John Gleason is expected to be released by the state Supreme Court at a 2 p.m. news conference.

We don't have the report yet, but a state Supreme Court official confirmed the gist of it to New Times.

The order by Judge Charles Jones, who was appointed this year as a "probable cause panelist" to help sort out the county's legal mess, was filed with the Arizona State Bar this afternoon.

The order is more than a recommendation that Thomas and Aubuchon be disbarred, says the state high court's spokeswoman, Jennifer Liewer. She compared Jones' report to the findings of a grand jury.

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Lisa Aubuchon
​The next step will be for Gleason, (brought in from Colorado to avoid a perception of bias), to file formal charges with the bar's new disciplinary judge, William O'Neil. During his investigation, Gleason was tailed by private investigators working for lawyers hired by Aubuchon at public expense.

An Arizona Republic article today suggests that disciplinary action may also be coming for former deputy county attorney and blogger Rachel Alexander.

We can't help but wonder how one of Thomas' chief aides, Barnett Lotstein, would remain unscathed in these proceedings.

In any case, Thomas and crew will have plenty of opportunity to fight and/or appeal their case.

Rick DeBruhl, spokesman for the State Bar, says Gleason will file the charges "in the near future." Typically, this step would occur within 60 days, but in this case it'll likely to happen sooner, he says.

Within 150 days of the charges being filed Thomas and Aubuchon will be given the chance to defend themselves against the allegations in a public "trial" of sorts, DeBruhl says. He adds that the event won't be a "trial," per se, because Thomas and Aubuchon haven't been accused of any crime. Rather, they will fight allegations that they violated the ethical rules of attorneys, he says. Continuing the metaphor, Gleason will act as the "prosecutor," DeBruhl says, and will present the case to a small panel consisting of O'Neil, a lawyer, and a member of the public.

O'Neil could grant time extensions to the process, if he decides it's necessary, DeBruhl adds.

Theoretically, Thomas and Aubuchon could also receive punishment that falls short of disbarment.

DeBruhl says Jones' order could have contained a recommendation for the immediate suspension of the law licenses of Thomas and Aubuchon, but it didn't.

Aubuchon filed a $10 million claim against the county after being fired, and both she and Thomas have set up shop in the Valley as private-practice lawyers.

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John Gleason will act as a "prosecutor" of sorts in the disciplinary hearing against Thomas and Aubuchon.
​As far as we're concerned, this should be a slam-dunk case for disbarment. Thomas, for example, filed a criminal complaint (with Aubuchon's help) against Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe that alleged bribery. No evidence of anything remotely resembling bribery ever surfaced, and the facts surrounding the case seem to show that Thomas used the charge to avoid a conflict-of-interest hearing against him by Donahoe.

Thomas, working as the legal arm to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's politically minded "anti-corruption" task force, also brought charges against County Supervisors Mary Rose Wilcox and Don Stapley.

All of those charges were dropped after a judge ruled that Thomas had serious conflicts in the cases.

 

UPDATE: Read more about these developments and see electronic versions of the order and investigative report in the Feathered Bastard blog.

 

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Sbrown013
Sbrown013

Andrew Thomas is the owner of the web site mugshot.com and his business assoc. own the other four business you have to pay if you want your record removed from google. Andrew Thomas and his Assoc are unethichical and dirty.....No one should have this power and especially not them. You know at one time if we did not want our phone number, address, name in the public phone book we had the right to our privacy. but what has happened to our rights.. if someone wants a criminal back ground ck let them get one at the courthouse. not on line with people like them running the show.... very unethichical and what has happened to our rights of privacy next they will have our credit report and address and cell phone number people wonder why theres Identity Theft.... on mugshot you have there picture.  And what happens if Andrew or his ASSoc. dont like someone....Think about That....  

Jessica
Jessica

ANDREW THOMAS/LISA AUBUCHON/RACHEL ALEXANDER *must* be VINDICATED!!!!

PLEASE READ MY VERY LONG EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT AND RESEARCH ON THE CORRUPTION IN MARICOPA COUNTY....

VERY SERIOUS, AND RESEARCHED SINCE APRIL, AND I SWEAR ITS WORTH YOUR TIME, OR FORWARDING IT, AND GETTING IT OUT THERE.

anyone who says otherwise is on the corrupt side. We're not safe until the corrrupt which outnumber the truthful side are removed from power, and this sick, shameful CRIMINAL SYNDICATE IS NOT IN POWER IN MARICOPA COUNTY.

This is insane, but true, I can answer any questions anyone has about this court tower scandal. Its not really much about a tower, but I see how it gets its name.

NO ONE LIKES ARPAIO AND HENDERSHOTT ANYWAY. RICO IS REAL, AND YOU'RE IGNORANT WHOEVER SAID THOMAS SHOULD BE IN A JAIL CELL, or corrupt. So watch what crap you post now, lest u fall under supicion with the majority. If you're bothering with this, if you know what court tower scandal is, YOU ARE INVOLVED.

PLEASE READ MY VERY LONG EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT AND RESEARCH ON THE CORRUPTION IN MARICOPA COUNTY....

VERY SERIOUS, AND RESEARCHED SINCE APRIL, AND I SWEAR ITS WORTH YOUR TIME, OR FORWARDING IT, AND GETTING IT OUT THERE.

PLEASE HELP ME AND YOURSELVES, MCAO *IS* A CRIMINAL SYNDICATE. I UNTIL LAST YEAR KNEW THE MASTERMIND. HE WAS OBSESSED WITH ME, UNREQUITED.

HE TOLD ME ALLL HIS DIRTY SECRETS, AND TRIED TO EXTORT ME/BLACKMAIL/OWN ME, AND OTHERS.

I DID NOT SOLICIT THIS, AND WAS NAIVE AND HAD NO CLUE....HE CREATED THE COURT TOWER SCANDAL, AND IS STILL EXTORTING PEOPLE.

I HAVE ALL THE WITNESSES. THEY ALL CAME TO ME, AND WANTED TO KNOW WHAT WAS UP WITH CHRIS MAY.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

What/Who are you talking about? This reads like you are trying to sell us get rich quick information on late night TV.

Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan

I would also recommend that anyone interested in getting a better handle on the degree to which Gleason's office persecutes advocates for the little guy mercilessly if they cross powerful players study the case of Alison "Sunny" Maynard. Sunny is an undeniably eccentric but excellent water and real estate lawyer with a penchant for taking on very powerful people and interests. On the initial pretext of some minor misconduct which may reasonably have warranted admonition or public censure, e.g., back-dating a certificate of service and seeking an extension on grounds of impairment from having consumed a bit too much wine over lunch (I do not endorse either, but they are hardly capital offenses), Gleason and his minions for some years have subjected Sunny to a relentless campaign of reprisal that appears to be motivated by the nature of her enemies. She has been driven from the profession and impoverished because she through otherwise excellent lawyering has interfered with the ability of resource pirates and powerful land-owners (such as cable heir Gary Magness) to prey on the powerless.

Documents relating to Sunny's persecution by the Colorado Supreme Court may be found here:

http://knowyourcourts.com/Mayn...

Sunny's blog, which reflects her eccentricity, but nevertheless contains a lot of enlightening information concerning her background, is here:

http://therealcolorado.blogspo...

Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan

An unusually literate member of Arizona's legal community has also raised some interesting questions concerning Arizona's employment, or emulation, of Gleason and his office:

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com/20...

Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan

Thomas may or may not be guilty of misconduct. Don't, however, be fooled into taking John Gleason's word for it.

It is obvious that this is a political prosecution, and that Gleason, a political reptile who has long abused the power of his office to oppress enemies of those who control the State of Colorado, and protect their friends from scrutiny or prosecution for their routine subversion of justice for fun and profit, was called in to provide the result desired by Thomas' political enemies.

I speak from long, hard experience in unsuccessfully defending myself in a witch hunt and show trial undertaken against me by Gleason and his bosses in the Colorado Supreme Court in retaliation for my winning a $1.22 million age discrimination jury verdict against, and subsequent $850,000 settlement from, their friends in the City of Denver, on behalf of a Denver firefighter falsely accused by his superiors of shoplifting a cookbook right after be became retirement eligible.

I am a 1979 graduate of Rice University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) and 1983 graduate of Stanford Law School. Since 1984, I have been licensed in Colorado. I have over 25 years of experience in labor and employment counseling and litigation in corporate, governmental and private practice.

On June 29, 2006, after a two-week federal jury trial over which Judge Robert E. Blackburn presided, I obtained a $610,571.00 ADEA jury verdict, and therefore (because the jury found the Defendant's violation of the ADEA to be willful) $1.22 million judgment against the City and County of Denver on behalf of my client, 27-year Denver Firefighter William R. Cadorna.

The verdict was solid. The Denver Civil Service Commission, as a matter of law the final decision-making authority for the City of Denver, found after five days of hearing that my client did not commit the theft of which he was accused as a pretext for firing him, yet refused to reinstate him or grant him damages in EXPLICIT reliance upon his being over age 50!

This was blatantly unlawful under the ADEA, yet the Hearing Officer felt he could issue such an idiotic ruling with impunity because the Firefighters Union had sold my client out and refused to help him.

The Hearing Officer was the same one who found Denver Police Officer James Turney committed no punishable offense when he shot mentally disabled, poor Black kid who was no serious threat to him dead. The Commission was under pressure to placate the politically powerful Police Union, which was in an uproar that Turney had been punished, at all.

The City of Denver peremptorily terminated my client on the basis of a fraudulent investigative report before the shoplifting charges against my client were resolved, in my client's favor, in municipal court several months later.

On the other hand, when a much young, white firefighter named Stan Ford was charged with numerous federal felonies for converting semi-automatic assault rifles to full auto, then selling them to fellow firefighters some suggested were part of a rumored white supremacist faction within the Denver Fire Department, the City placed him on leave WITH PAY during the many months before his conviction.

In other words, there was both direct and very strong circumstantial evidence of discrimination that no reasonable jury could have ignored. No motions for mistrial were made by the City during trial. Therefore, as a matter of law, the City waived any basis for claiming entitlement to a new trial, absent after-acquired evidence of fraud or tampering that of which it could not have known during trial. There was no such evidence, as none occurred.

Yet, in violation of federal law and the Seventh Amendment, fifteen months after trial, Judge Blackburn granted a new trial to the City on the pretext that I had engaged in alleged "misconduct" that deprived the jury of its ability to decide the case fairly. Leading appellate expert Anne Gill prepared our response to the City's new trial motion, and declared it utter nonsense and baseless.

Blackburn had no evidence, let alone clear and convincing evidence, that the jury had been improperly influenced by anything I did, and knew quite well that, given the evidence, the jury would have been hard pressed to find against us!

The only reporter with the balls to expose Blackburn's subversion of justice, Westword's Alan Prendergast, wrote an excellent story about it:

http://www.westword.com/2007-1...

Immediately after Blackburn issued his new trial order, OARC demanded that I explain why I should not be disciplined for "disrupting a tribunal" and "interfering with the administration of justice" by winning my client's case. This was bizarre, as I had actually ensured that justice would be administered properly, and dispensed to my client, despite the lawless City's unceasing efforts to pervert and subvert justice at every turn to avoid the inevitable consequence of its arrogant lawlessness and stupidity.

It was obvious that the Denver City Attorney had arranged behind the scenes for Blackburn to issue a new trial order without any basis in law, and for OARC to go after me in an effort to drive me off the case before retrial in front of Blackburn.

When the Investigating (later prosecuting) attorney complied with my request that he interview the jurors to see whether they sided with Blackburn, the 7 of the 8 jurors with whom he spoke all stated that I conducted myself professionally in their presence, did a good job for my client, and won because the evidence supported our position.

On that basis, the Investigating Attorney recommended dismissal of the complaint against me for lack of evidence. His superiors, however, were working hand in glove with the City and Judge Blackburn to make an example of me for having the temerity to work tirelessly to humiliate the City and to retaliate against me for my harsh criticism of Judge Blackburn for subverting justice as a favor to the City. They therefore ordered the attorney to proceed with my prosecution.

In order to win the approval of the Attorney Regulation Committee for my prosecution, despite my exoneration by the only objective witnesses, the jurors, the attorney defrauded the Committee by failing to inform them that he had recommended dismissal for lack of evidence because all the jurors sided with me.

He also defrauded the Committee by refusing to submit my response to his fraudulent report of investigation, and falsely telling the Committee I had submitted no response, on the pretext my response was, under some unwritten policy, "too long" His report was 21 pages. M y response was 24.

After Blackburn recused himself from the case in July, 2008, I won a settlement of $850,000 (twice my client's actual damages) before retrial before a different judge.

Nevertheless, as the result of OARC's fraud, it was permitted to subject me to an outrageous witch hunt and show trial in which I, not the attorneys responsible for the City's willful violation of federal law, was subjected to the destruction of my reputation and career in reprisal for my perseverance in ensuring the administration of justice.

In violation of my constitutional rights, I was barred from subpoenaing the jurors to testify for me. Only one, the foreperson, volunteered to testify in my behalf. She did so, via video deposition, quite intelligently, and forthrightly repudiated Judge Blackburn's new trial order as the travesty it was. Her deposition may be accessed, along with numerous other documents proving my innocence, at:

http://knowyourcourts.com/CARC...

In further violation of my constitutional rights, I was convicted on the basis of the judge's inadmissible hearsay new trial order, and deprived of the ability to confront and cross-examine him, despite the fact he was, in fact, the principal "witness" against me.

I represented a powerless litigant against a massive and lawless bureaucracy with at least one very good friend on the Supreme Court (Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey). The City of Denver employed Gleason, his minions, and the lapdog presiding disciplinary hanging judge to destroy my reputation and career, and send a strong message to the powerless that "Equal Justice Under the Law" should be replaced on every courthouse in Colorado with: "The Best System of Justice Big Business and Big Government Can Buy".

Those concerned with the advancement of JUSTICE in Arizona should find this extremely disturbing. The Denver City Attorney's office, the Civil Service Commission, the Civil Service Hearing Officer, and Judge Blackburn all subverted justice, whereas I secured it for my client, yet I, not they, have suffered the destruction of my reputation and career. This is Sovietic.

As is true of most malpractice policies, my coverage for representation in ethics proceedings, as opposed to malpractice proceedings (in which it is unlimited because outside policy limits), was very slight: $10,000.00. I would not, and in good conscience could not, use my daughters' college fund to defend myself against an obviously predetermined result in which the lapdog PDJ and Hearing Board (which included, despite my respectful request he recuse himself, Ed Kahn, current Denver City Attorney David Fine's long-time friend, mentor and partner) would do what they had been asked or told to do by Denver City Attorneys Cole Finegan or David Fine, and Mary Mullarkey. I was therefore been forced (to admittedly ill, but nevertheless necessary, effect) to represent myself.

My well-founded appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court was an exercise in futility. After all, the City's friends on the Supreme Court directed OARC to take me down despite the investigating attorney's recommendation of dismissal. Predictably, the Colorado Supreme Court ignored my valid constitutional arguments and, because it could not refute them, affirmed the PDJ's atrocity without opinion. A petition for certiorari to the US Supreme Court would have been a very expensive exercise in utter futility, as the US Supreme Court long ago ceded full authority over attorney ethics cases to state courts, despite its certain knowledge, expressed eloquently by Justice Douglas in his dissent in Lathrop v. Donohue 50 years ago, that state bars would use such authority to oppress advocates for powerless or unpopular litigants or causes. Rooker-Feldman and Younger abstention doctrines are regularly abused to render attorneys (as well as many other citizens) with valid claims that their liberty and property have been deprived with due process any remedy from abuse by states.

For an excellent illustration of the degree to which Gleason and his office bends over backwards to mollycoddle well-connected "leading members of the bar" who engage in conduct that would get an attorney for the little guy disbarred, read Max Potter's outstanding expose on how Democrat lobbyist Willie Shepherd was slapped on the wrist for allegedly fraudulently billing his clients, as part of a deal brokered by Denver City Attorney David Fine:

http://www.5280.com/magazine/2...

Andrew sure is a Meth
Andrew sure is a Meth

What the hell do you mean "can't work as lawyers in Arizona" any longer ?!?!That freckle faced freak of nature never represented any type of law that a normal, reasonable, ethical jourist would go along with.Tell Andy Asshole that he can always start selling Meth to the children; there's good profit in it, and it requires no talent or moral fabric, just a useless piece of shit with some start-up cash. Ideal for the cretin and his Aubuchon whore. Andy, do us a favor and DROP DEAD.

Capone
Capone

With regard to allegation Number 27- Does this now mean Detective Almanza gets put on the Brady list and has his certification reviewed by AZPOST for lying, falsifying documents, tampering with a public document and False swearing all felonies. Is there a Brady list for Attorney's?

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Sounds far-fetched? Google "Killer Instincts" by Jeffrey Toobin.

Earlier this year Arizona Chief Justice Ruth McGregor was forced to resign from the Arizona Supreme Court after it was revealed she used her office in an attempt to promote the political interests of the "Pro-Raza" group Los Abogados.

McGregor's resignation was announced the day before she was officially cleared of wrong-doing.

In Pima County, Tucson City Prosecutor Alan Merritt spent two years prosecuting Roy Warden, aka "The Notorious Mexican Flag Burner" for burning the Mexican Flag at a political protest rally, even though his boss, Alan Rankin, had issued an opinion letter four years earlier that Burning the Mexican Flag was a political act protected by the First Amendment.

Warden plans to file a bar complaint against Merritt and Rankin early next year, along with a federal lawsuit to address violations of Warden's civil rights.

The media seems very interested in going after Thomas, et. al, because Thomas worked against the Holy Grail of Arizona Politics and Economics: Pro-Raza, Cheap Labor, Open Border Policy.

Don't hold your breath waiting to see if the media pursues the issue of prosecutorial misconduct and political corruption if it exposes the interests of the Pro Raza Lobby.

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Capone
Capone

Okay so this is one of a gajillion complaints. But when do they go after Lotstein for going along with this crap and what about the bar complaints against Executive bag Chief Sally Wells. A few judges made complaints against her for hiding evidence and then not disclosing info. What about the bar complaints on her and Mcdonald?

Pecee69
Pecee69

let me guess, Thomas thinks it's another conspiracy.

Tina
Tina

I recall those many TV press conferences jointly held by Thomas and Arpaio for the expressed purpose of announcing to the public that so-and-so public official was under investigation by them for some alleged wrongdoing, but which we learned later (since they had no evidence) was for the purpose of smearing the official's name and reputation. We know how vindictive Arpaio is, but he's not a lawyer. With regard to Andrew Thomas' ability to practice law, however, doesn't malice aforethought also become an issue?

Disbarthemoron
Disbarthemoron

he actually thinks he 's Rocky???? hahahhaha

Yo Adriannne uh lisa

Disbarthomass
Disbarthomass

he has the nerve to say, there is a withc hunt aginst him"??? seems like that was what he was doing.DISBAR!!!!! he does not deserve to have a licence to do anything.

bad news az bar is not hard on any attys.:(

theyareunworthy
theyareunworthy

At what point will the county stop paying these crooks legal fees? This drama will take years to unravel.

Johnny White-Man
Johnny White-Man

This should be a cake walk for Gleason. Why? Because both Candy-Ass and Aubochon, are known to lose case after case. They won nothing major in the court of law. So this one, shouldn't be any different from all the other cases. So foretold and foreseen---Candy-ass and Aubochon will pay for their atrocious crimes against the Americna people.

Rob
Rob

Donahoe, Mundell, Baca, Wilson and Schuerman...who all filed lawsuits last week adding up to $13M...well, count on that being paid out...and everyone else that's in line with a suit involving Aubuchon and Thomas.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Well said, Rob. Those cases just became a lot more valuable after today.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Just as their is a lifetime registry for "sex offenders", what is needed now is a registry for "public servants who abuse their power". It's time to end absolute immunity for prosecutors who have over-crowded the courtroom, the jails, the prisons and now want to profit off building private prisons to cover-up their malicious prosecutions -- no oversight or accountability in the private prisons. It's time to end this tyranny that is turning the once fine state of Arizona into a police state, prison state and military zone.

Dennisflood80
Dennisflood80

In resonse to Disbar Thomas And Aubuchon!

You have just described Aubucon's SOP. Cases that never should have gone trial were seemingly slam dunks to Aubuchon. She does'nt investigate. Discovery is an inconvenience.

Consistantly Aubuchon set new low in unethical behavior and was never called on it, until now.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Any comments about the costs of defending against these bar charges? It seems proper to me that we should not pay for the defense if they were acting outside the scope of their employment. I don't believe they were elected or employed to act outside the ethical boundaries that govern attorneys nor act contrary to civil or criminal law.

Of course at this point, there is no finding of ethical violation or criminal violation. Perhaps Thomas and Aubuchon should retain their own counsel with the county to reimburse should they be cleared. Not workable, but seems right.

Concerned Citizen and Taxpayer
Concerned Citizen and Taxpayer

It's time for the Arizona State Bar to step up and do their job! Lawyers should be held to the same standards of a doctor or a nurse, who would lose their jobs immediately at the hint of impropriety. Lawyers are destroying lives daily, filling up the courts and prisons and hiding their professional misconduct under draconian mandatory minimum sentencing laws -- used as a tool for "easy" convictions. It's time the real predators in society -- those on the outside -- spend decades behind the bars in the prisons they created for "others".

It's time to end absolute immunity for prosecutors!

Ed
Ed

If Thomas and his underlings don't get disbarred after everything that they have done -- any attorney who has been previously been disbarred should appeal their disbarment on the basis of unfair treatment. Because if after the litany of charges against them is heard and they still retain their licenses, no other attorney could be justly (with a straight face) disbarred. That would meant that the threshold for disbarment is so high that no one could get disbarred no matter what they did. Conflict of interests with client, disrespect to others, lying to tribunals, filing of false charges, carrying political vendettas, keeping grand jury information from independent prosecutors, misconduct after misconduct up the wazooo, etc., etc., etc.

Disbar Thomas and Aubuchon!
Disbar Thomas and Aubuchon!

Ed, The threshhold is so low that a trial lawyer who collected $50,000 up front and didn't interview any witnesses or bother to investigate or bother to listen to an interrogation tape or bother to do anything at all and then show up one hour late for his client's trial -- holding up and entire courtroom - was never reprimanded and ALL the bar complaints were dismissed in spite of PCR Expert's report that said this lawyer performed lower then the lowest standard of the AZ Bar. It's time for the state to create an outside independent commission to review complaints against lawyers, prosecutors and judges.

wherewasi
wherewasi

At long last, a day we have been waiting for. The show starts now. The Epic Saga will be played out in a courtroom at last. Who wants to bet Lisa will still pursue her $10 million lawsuit against the county?

ps
ps

using our hard earned taxpayers $$'s to pay her legal bills. If they had to pay their own legal bills these lawsuits would evaporate. The elected officials abusing the taxpayers.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

CC, I think the county is obligated to pay her defense on any lawsuits against her regarding her role as a county employee. I don't believe the county is obligated to pay for her defense regarding disbarment proceeding.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

She will. She is too stupid, in my opinion. to know when she needs to tuck tail and haul ass. In her case, it make take two trips.

Pablo Digame
Pablo Digame

Yes! Let's clean out the trash that has been found in the County Attorney's office. Dishonest lawyers (pronounce "liars") need to be barred from practicing in Arizona and the ban should be extended to all States in the Country. Just as the label "Sex Offender" applies for the life of the offender, so should dishonest lawyers be labeled for life with "Untrustworthy Servant". The title would be so deserving for those prideful people who step all over their fellow humans to promote their own interests.

Ucan2k01
Ucan2k01

Guess who is next.to.. get kicked out?...(Arpaio..) im telling u these people are more of a criminal... n they did not even had to cross over to be one. ((((((disbarred)))) congrats Andrew thomas.. well earned.>>

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Gleason had a natural bias toward Andrew Thomas and Lisa Aubuchon. He was pissed about the PI following him around Phoenix. Therefore, he could not give them a fair shake. Further, it appears that Gleason did not donate to Andrew Thomas's AG campaign. A reasonable lunatic could rationally conclude that Gleason was further biased against Thomas.

ps
ps

Gleason is from another state.

Ed
Ed

Well, yeah -- one could say that -- but since Gleason was already appointed, he can choose not to recuse himself and simply choose to be royally pissed off. Just like a judge wouldn't have to recuse himself just because the Defendant became irate in Court and talked about the his mama -- that would only piss the judge and yes... bias him towards the Defendant, but good thing he was the judge and he can actually do something about it. Same with Gleason, the error is not in Gleason choosing to remain, but in Aubuchon choosing to piss him off by tailing him with a PI. So -- it's all good.

Rollem45
Rollem45

All the nay-sayers will attempt to spread there usual..."give us evidence" however, at this point, I don't believe anyone should respondand allow the Non-evidence to work its magic.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The bar investigation focuses on attorney behavior that indicates unsuitability to be an attorney. Gleason's report clearly indicates his belief that Aubuchon and Thomas engaged in and conspired in criminally illegal actions with respect to Donahoe. If he is correct, it is practically certain that some indictments will be forthcoming. Indeed this is a good day in a sad story.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Lost the thought. Criminal behavior is of course conduct unbecoming an officer of the court. Criminal behavior occurring in the practice of law before a court is even more unbecoming of an officer of the court.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

It's time to end absolute immunity for prosecutors. They have disgraced the state of Arizona and burdened it's taxpayers and destroyed thousands of families, children and the state's future.

Mso4
Mso4

Okay, so on to the criminal charges. Where are those? It's it ILLEGAL (not just unethical) to pervert the rule of law to do ones bidding (of that of you bed buddy)?

Ms Info
Ms Info

Good question. Gleason began his investigation well after the feds began theirs and yet he managed to wrap it up in a relatively timely manner without the benefit of the unlimited resources of the federal government.

Concerned Citizen and Taxpayer
Concerned Citizen and Taxpayer

We understand the Bar sent him a select group of cases, and eliminated the "insignificant" ones -- like ours, which were tossed. The average taxpayer who files a complaint against the MCAO is considered insignificant by the Bar. One day these letters will be published. Meanwhile, it's sitting on an FBI desk somewhere.

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