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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Joseph Stafford's Law License Suspended for Twelve Months by Ohio Supreme Court

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM

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Joseph Stafford is one half of the dynamic duo known as the Stafford Brothers. He and his brother Vincent were the subject of a Scene cover story back in the day: Monsters of Misery Court. Yeah, they're assholes, largely reviled as the biggest dicks in divorce court.

Mere douchebaggery wasn't enough for these fellas, however. They were shady, too, breaking enough rules in the courtroom that the Ohio Supreme Court already ruled to suspend Vincent Stafford's license for one year.

His brother will be joining him. The Court ruled today in a 7-0 decision to suspend the license of Joseph Stafford for twelve months. You can read a summary of the decision here, but it's full of legalese and stuff. Here's the quick and dirty explanation — easy on the eyes and the brain:

The court adopted the board’s conclusions that Stafford’s actions violated, among others, the state disciplinary rules that prohibit an attorney from engaging in conduct involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty or misrepresentation; failing to disclose known material facts to a court in an ex parte proceeding, and making a statement that impugns the integrity of a judicial officer that the attorney knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity.

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