Ethics Keyed to Hazard
In Re Masters
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Respondent, attorney Frank Masters, was serving part-time as a Special Assistant Attorney General as well as operating his own law practice. A client came to him who had been repeatedly extorted, with threats of violence, by a union boss (who happened to be overseeing a construction project that Respondent’s son was working on) who was known to follow through on his threats. Respondent advised his client to comply, and arranged to deliver the payments himself. Once these actions came out in unrelated proceedings, Respondent was referred to the state bar association for disciplining?
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