DETERS FILES MOTION WITH SUPREME COURT REQUESTING RIGHT TO DEPOSE KBA OFFICIALS REGARDING BAR COUNSEL’S INTERFERENCE IN THE SELECTION OF TRIAL- suggests Bar Counsel used influence to select Trial Commissioner
In a pleading filed with the Supreme Court by Hon. Larry Forgy in behalf of his client, Eric Deters, a request was made to the Supreme Court to allow depositions to be taken of Susan
Greenwell, the Disciplinary Clerk, and Frank Doheny Jr. (who served as Trial Commissioner in Deters ethics prosecution) and of Linda Gosnell, who was Bar Counsel at the time of the Deter’s prosecution.
The motion seeks permission to depose other KBA officials who may have knowledge of the Trial Commissioner selection process.
The Supreme Court Rules direct the Supreme Court to appoint a panel of Trial Commissioners. The Disciplinary Clerk is thereby required to select at random the Trial
Commissioner in any particular case.
Deter’s brief states that Linda Gosnell admitted she interfered in the selection of Trial Commissioners in the Stan Chesley prosecution.
The argument suggests that interference with the random selection of Trial Commissioners is a violation of a defendant attorneys due process rights.
The Deters Motion was mailed to the Supreme Court on Dec. 19, 2011.