And - why, oh why did I check out his attorney registration status?
Because here it is:
That's right, "no record of public discipline".
Let us check out once again our recently convicted felons, New York Senators and attorneys John Sampson, Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver.
John L. Sampson - a convicted felon, former New York Senator, former Chair of Committee for the Judiciary.
Was convicted on July 24, 2015 of obstructing justice and making false statements to the federal authorities.
Felons Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos, convicted of corruption, are also listed as practicing attorneys with "no record of public discipline".
I wrote about it last month.
Nothing changed this month.
I guess, I will have to make the appropriate inquiries with the NYS Court Administration as to why it still lists automatically-disbarred felons as practicing attorneys without any record of public discipline.
As to child molestor Bryan Hedges, an attorney with "no record of public discipline" - it is obvious that New York state has a preference, you know, those touted #NewYorkValues.
Better a felon or a sexual predator than big-mouth civil rights attorney who - the horror! - make motions to recuse a corrupt judge. And are suspended for that, like I was.
Hedges, Sampson, Silver and Skelos are surely better to have as licensed attorneys "with no record of public discipline" than somebody like Leon Koziol - a civil rights attorney who testified about judicial corruption to the Moreland Commission. And was not reinstated because of it.
Any fury in the media against government corruption in New York.
Against corruption in New York courts?
To disbar convicted felons?
To reinstate civil rights attorneys whose only fault was that they fought for their clients and against corrupt judges?
The only fury is about fighting for the abstract #NewYorkValues.