North Carolina Bar files ethics complaint against Duke rape prosecutor Mike Nifong

   Prosecutors who can’t pass up a chance to get face time on television by making public inflammatory claims about the guilt of a defendant prior to trial, should closely watch the outcome of the ethics complaint filed against North Carolina prosecutor Mike Nifong.


The North Carolina bar filed ethics charges yesterday against the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse rape case, accusing him of saying misleading and inflammatory things to the news media about he athletes under suspicion.


The punishment for ethics violations can range from admonishment to disbarment.

Among the four rules of professional conduct that District Attorney Mike Nifong was accused of violating in a prohibition against making comments “that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused.:


The ethics charge will be heard by an independent body of lawyers and non-lawyers.


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