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Lawyer suspended over sexting shame
11 July 2014
An Ohio lawyer has been suspended after sending filthy text messages to his clerk.
John D. Mismas advertised for a student to be his clerk in 2011. The Ohio Supreme Court found that he interviewed a "Ms C", offered her the job, then bombarded her with messages asking her to perform various acts upon him. This continued until Ms C resigned after only two weeks.
Mismas said that he was an alcoholic, that he sent the messages when he was off his face and that he was appalled by his "
disgusting and grotesque
Mismas eyeing up a clerk yesterday
None of which cut any mustard with the court, which held that Mismas "
did not just send sexually explicit text messages to a law student he sought to employ — he abused the power and prestige of our profession to demand sexual favors from her as a condition of employment
". It suspended Mismas for a year, reduced to six months if he continues with his alcoholism treatment.
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Please keep it nice. Thanks.
Dude looks like a hamster. That's uncanny.
Such a shame his first name isn't Chris...
He should change his name to Chris, just for a laugh