Larry Klayman Under Investigation by Arizona Bar

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Notorious "birther" attorney Larry Klayman is being investigated by the State Bar.

Although Arizona State Bar spokesman Rick DeBruhl confirms to New Times that the investigation exists, he says there are no public documents associated with the case at this time.

See also:
-Larry Klayman Sues New Times, Is Really Weird
-Judge: Klayman "Inappropriately Touched" Kids
-David Burnell Smith Teams Up With Larry Klayman in Fight of Arpaio Recall
-Klayman Asks If Joe Arpaio Recall Chairman Is a "Homo" Who "Want[s] My Nuts"

The investigation seems to stem from Klayman's lawsuit to stop the effort to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio, although we don't know exactly what the scope of the investigation is.

Sources say that the investigation may be related to Klayman's application to appear pro hac vice, which allowed him to work on the case without being licensed to practice law in Arizona.

Klayman's application was approved by Maricopa County Judge Michael Herrod, the husband of right-wing powerhouse lobbyist Cathi Herrod. Judge Herrod eventually recused himself from the case, as Herrod used to be a partner at the law firm that has represented Arpaio in several matters, including the current racial-profiling case, Melendres v. Arpaio.

Klayman was arguing that the recall effort was "illegal," despite the law being fairly clear that it wasn't, and he also accidentally sent an e-mail to the chairman of the Arpaio recall organization, asking if he's a "homo" who "want[s] my nuts."

However, Klayman's involvement in this case is somehow not as bizarre as some of his other antics.

Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch, has sued an incredible amount of people, ranging from the Clinton administration to his own mother, and has also filed a lawsuit against New Times, claiming "defamation."

A New Times report earlier this year cited an appellate court ruling from Ohio, a public record, affirming a magistrate judge's finding that Klayman "inappropriately touched" his own children.

That lawsuit apparently hasn't satisfied Klayman, who just yesterday announced that he's suing that magistrate judge who made the finding. Klayman thinks the judge -- "who is a liberal Democrat and a Jew," according to Klayman's press release on the matter -- made the ruling just to "destroy him in the media."

As for the current Bar investigation, we'll keep you updated as the details come out. Klayman's been in trouble with a Bar association before, as he was publicly reprimanded by the Florida Bar in 2011 for taking money from a client, and never doing any work.

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41 comments
Feather
Feather

Klayman is as corrupt as they come. 

The statement:  Klayman thinks the judge -- "who is a liberal Democrat and a Jew," .... 

Stating a person is a Jew in the manner that Klayman said is pretty racist.  He will throw anything out just to make himself credible.  As punishment, Klayman should be forced to do community service with the Jewish population.  Scum bag.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Why would Judge Herrod recuse himself from the case if he USED TO BE a partner at the law firm representing Arpaio in Melendres vs. Arpaio? 

I ask this because the judge, who was appointed by a governor, likely would have no knowledge of the Melendres case, as he was not personally representing the plaintiffs.

deniseaz2003
deniseaz2003

lets see ,, Klayman is now going after the Ohio Judge who made the ruling against him ?? ohhh myyyyyy ,,, i can see just how this is going to play out ,, and i do not think he will like the out come by far .. and as i think it may just fall out is he will be seeing behind bars for quite a few years ..

he is the one who brought the case to court in the first place as he wanted visitation with his kids ,, and did not want to pay child support . when asked about possible violations on the kids , ( if they happened or not is mute at this point , ) ,, he refused to answer that issue ,, he lost the case ,,


if he is to go after the judge , he is going to either answer up to the allegations . or keep quiet , once again .  if he does not answer up then he is filing to the courts for vendetta , and then he loses it all, and hello prison . either way,  he is toast , and the Ohio courts will be the toaster .

nojailforyou1
nojailforyou1

Is he good friends with Andrew Thomas?  You know, "birds of a feather flock together".

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

I hope Klayman is disbarred. Then I hope he's sent to prison right alongside Jerry Sandusky...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

"pro hac vice"


Shouldn't that be "pro hack and into vice"?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

The old sick fuck sure does keep the Arizona Bar working late.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Unfounded rhetoric. he can't be panalized for his anti-recall efforts. His efforts did help defeat the recall. Again let me say HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

A crooked lawyer who supports a crooked sheriff. What a surprise.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 I'd imagine that he still associates with his former partners and would recuse himself from any case they are involved in.  Plus, his wife is nuts and he's lost credibility!

deniseaz2003
deniseaz2003

@MaskedMagician1967 i was wondering that too , and as his wife is a lobbiest under a 501(c)3 ,, but her operations do need a serious over look by the I.R.S. . what is his role , and more so ,,,, is he a voted in , or appointed , and if appointed by whom ?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@deniseaz2003  

lol Candy Andy and the Miscreants tried to sue judges for their rulings against them... and it resulted in them being disbarred and held personally liable for damages...so there is precedence. 

If Klayman goes after the judge, he's gonna be in serious legal trouble. He'll be on the hook for his own legal expenses (he's not a public official, so his lawyer isn't taxpayer-funded), his Bar trial (Candy Andy's cost $554,000) and whatever damages the judge seeks, should the judge counter-sue (and I fully believe the judge will), all from his own pocket. 

Get some popcorn and a cold beer and get ready to watch the Klayman Show....

FuckArpaio
FuckArpaio

@JoeArpaioFan   You are a fucking idiot: "Unfounded rhetoric"?  Rhetoric, as in the art of speaking or writing effectively, or as in undue use of exaggeration or display. Either way, you fucking idiot, Fuck You and Fuck Joe Arpaio

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan LMFAO klayman is a certified loon, who apparently likes to touch his own kids...figures you would like him, scumbags usually travel in packs. 

ps if in fact this is true, that the judge was associated with the firm representing arpaio, then that is a clear conflict. and since his license has already been suspended in another jurisdiction, it wont be surprising if the AZ bar goes after him

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@JoeArpaioFan Panalized? 

You mean we can't enclose him in a wall?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@shadeaux14 Not a crooked lawyer or a crooked sheriff.  better be careful what you say about Arpaio or you will be charged with a threat.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@deniseaz2003 

Judges in Maricopa and Pima Counties are appointed by a governor. Judges in the other 13 counties are elected by the people. 

However, the judges undergo a retention vote every 4 years. 

What I don't get is why the U.S. House of Representatives is raising hell about what the IRS does. 501(c)3 REQUIRES the IRS to scrutinize tax-exempt applications, regardless of political affiliation, to insure that there is no political affiliation with the tax-exempt group.

deniseaz2003
deniseaz2003

@MaskedMagician1967 @deniseaz2003 i am glued to it , as i have been since he first racked up his face in Az messes . i actually pulled out a lot of the things wich i found via a simple web search ,, ( should try it yourself ,) he gives pages and pages and more pages of Klayman style abuse of legal system ,, more so his losses , he is as well disbarred in the state of Pennsylvania( or at least one state in the east , and reprimanded in Floridaze ... he is a fool and a joke and a clud clown .

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan LMAO well, seems to me Klayman would rather not see his kids than answer whether or not he touches them inappropriately..doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out he has serious issues. His antics just amplify them.  Personally i think hes bat shit crazy and needs to wear a straight jacket for a while..but i digress. (oh, and you can tell larry if he has an issue with me, come see me anytime).

as for your comment about threats..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA good fascist soldier, try and intimidate people from speaking ill of him..in case you havent noticed though, that shit doesnt work around here. 

seek therapy, please..before you go full JT ready crazy

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

jaffy swallows all threats. Slurp the joe sauce.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@WhoKnows 

501(c)4 can participate in limited political and campaign activity, but its primary objective must be social welfare.

501(c)3 CANNOT engage in ANY political activity.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows 

Uh, seems YOU never read the LAW on 501(c).4.  Are you qualified to google it or do you need help?

You like to make up stuff, don't you?

The LAW states EXCLUSIVELY Social welfare, the IRS regs say PRIMARILY social welfare.  Do you not believe in the LAW?  Seems you don't!


yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows 

Once again, you are incorrect.

Organizations exempt under IRC 501(c)(4) may engage in germane lobbying activities without the restrictions imposed on IRC 501(c)(3) organizations.

Since the test for exemption under IRC 501(c)(4) looks to the organization's primary activities, an organization exempt under IRC 501(c)(4) may engage in substantial non-exempt activities.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 @deniseaz2003 

The current IRS thing is about 501(c).4 (not .3).  By LAW they must be EXCLUSIVELY "social welfare groups and can not engage in politics.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@deniseaz2003 

This is gonna be good. I can't wait to see Klayman be handed his ass. I suspect that the State Bar will find probable cause to move the issue to trial and disbar his sorry ass.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@david_saint01 

Personally the judge, once he recused himself from the case, also should have removed Klayman as lead counsel. Then we wouldn't have to potentially pay another $554K to resolve another Bar trial.

deniseaz2003
deniseaz2003

@david_saint01 @JoeArpaioFan what is more screw loose is the fact HE , HIMSELF brought forth the case ,,, then refused to answer . and that the case was so he could get out of paying child support ,, yea a real winner NOT !!!

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