Who's Getting Disbarred: Andrew Thomas, Lisa Aubuchon -- Or Both (Or Neither)?

thomasmustache.jpg
Andrew Thomas -- and his former mustache.
State Bar disciplinary proceeding against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, and former deputy county attorneys Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander are currently underway.

Both Thomas and Aubuchon face disbarment, and Alexander could have her law license suspended, if the three are found responsible for several alleged ethics violations.

See our stories on the hearing here and here.

From the sounds of things, the hearing -- thus far -- have been a bit of a snooze-fest. That said, the light at the end of the tunnel is that Andrew Thomas could be disbarred.

The hearing's expected to last about 40 days, but we already see a few scenarios playing out: all three could crash and burn in a fury of unethical flames. Thomas and Aubuchon could take the fall, as Alexander clings to her legal license (that's our guess), or they could all get off scot-free.

We have our prediction, but we want to know what you think: who's getting disbarred?

Cast your vote below.


My Voice Nation Help
27 comments
CAP
CAP

The mistake Thomas made was underestimating the amount of corruption he was facing including the corruption in our judicial system.

Why is Judge O’Neil allowed to be Presiding Disciplinary Judge when he was the Judge in the corruption case against Judge Donahue?  Clearly this is a conflict of interest, a waste of money and grounds for appeal to Federal Court.

Why is the disciplinary panel made up of only 3 people?

champ
champ

Can you believe the lying bitch Sally Wolfgang Wells?? Everytime she lies she breathes heavy and turns red. Or, should I say everytime she says "I can't remember." Or "I don't know." I wonder if Wells can remember anything she did during thelast 6 years at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. They say when cops lie they say "I don't remember."  She hung around Hendy and Arpaio too much. Thomas can't remember his court dates or maybe got lost. What a punk!!

Ricosuave
Ricosuave

Well now Thomas, Lisa,and Rachel, now you know how it feels to be unemployed. Karma!!! you mistreated employees and now you must pay.

Poop
Poop

Thats What your mom said last night 

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

This type of attorney is found in Washington, D.C.   They're called Congressmen and Senators. Their crimes put these local yokels to shame.    Republicans or Democrats..they're all the same.    The two party system exists to create a wedge between the ordinary people and it gives them something to make them feel involved and smarter than others.   In the end they're duped by their beliefs instead of looking critically at the subjects at hand.   And Sheriff Joe will still be in office...as long as he wants to be.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

40 days for a hearing ? If it takes you 40 days to prove yourself innocent, then you have got trouble. peace

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

It says so in the Book of Mor(m)on,

Thy ethical hearings shall last forty days and forty nights and after, thou shalt surely partake of jailbait.

Jason
Jason

Andrew Thomas and Lisa Aubuchon are corrupt, sleazy, unethical, undisciplined, mentally unstable, cowardly "attorneys" who need, more than ever, to be disbarred.  

Poop
Poop

thats what your mom said last night

Poop
Poop

screw you

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Jason,And the difference between them and other attorneys is........................?

Jason
Jason

Other attorneys aren't facing disbarment, suspension, etc.

seeking the truth
seeking the truth

You forgot Rachel Alexander... her 2007 blogging internet malicious prosecution should not be lost in the shuffle. More than judges and officials, they practiced on "ordinary" people who lives they shredded and swept under the rug.

Classically Liberal: They couldn't win in court so they smear a teen in the press. The Matt Bandy case returns.http://freestudents.blogspot.com/2007... Liberal: The Grand Inquisitor and his Bitchhttp://freestudents.blogs...

bcb
bcb

You are correct seeking the truth - but don't expect any of the lawyers or investigators involved with the state bar proceedings to be tenacious enough to do the work necessary to prove what you are saying is true.  There are multiple instances of it.  If you work for the county attorney's office, you are not supposed to use that office to threaten lawsuits/maliciously prosecute ordinary citizens.  They used their power as lawyers and law enforcement to go on ego trips and destroy people's lives.  They should be locked up if you think about it. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I think this is a pretty clear case of dumber following dumb to the slaughter. In the end I think they both will have their Az bar licenses suspended.

All that education gone to waste. To satisfy what appears to be a personal goal of ruining many other lives.

They both need to keep in mind that no matter what they say and do to present 'evidence' to the contrary, it appears they were complicit in trying to destroy a well respected judge, among other ethical and legal violations.

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

If Andrew had been smart (which he is not), he would would have worked out a deal that would have only suspended his license for say, 10 years.  But no, he has to be an idiot and cost us even more money.  So much for the vaunted "personal responsibility" credo of Republicans.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

PJ, the Arizona Republican party is unlike any I have seen in any other state. I doubt there is an ethical credo in the crowd.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

All Illegal aliens should be allowed to apply for work permits but only while they are outside the United States in their home countries.

interloper
interloper

It's Arizona. There's not much reason to hope that justice will be done.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The poll question should be "Will Andrew Thomas grace us with his presence today?"

Now Trending

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

Loading...