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.

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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.

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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.

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