SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A California State Bar court is recommending that the district attorney of a Northern California county be disbarred after finding him culpable of three counts of misconduct.
The ruling against Del Norte County District Attorney Jon Alexander was filed on Thursday.READ MORE: UPDATE: Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Boiling Bear Urine to Drink
Alexander was accused, among other things, of making a $14,000 loan to a probation officer preparing probation reports for two of his clients when he was a public defender and receiving a $6,000 loan from a defense attorney then dismissing charges against the attorney’s client. He was also accused of improperly discussing a case with a drug defendant without her lawyer present.READ MORE: UPDATE: DEA Issues Safety Alert As San Francisco Fentanyl Seizures Soar
The court said Alexander had three prior disciplinary proceedings, and that played a role in its decision.
Alexander ran for District Attorney in 2010. His slogan “death to meth” alluded to his own recovery as a methamphetamine addict.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Moratoriums on Canceling Fire Insurance for California Residents Only a Temporary Fix
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