WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A disciplinary panel has imposed a public admonishment on Williamsburg Commonwealth Attorney Nate Green for his handling of a traffic case involving a political donor.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/17qfhfd ) the Virginia State Bar alleged Green violated professional conduct rules concerning conflict of interest and disregarding a court ruling. The allegations arose from his handling of the case of Stephen D. Harris, a well-known Williamsburg-area lawyer.
Harris was arrested in 2010 and charged with driving under the influence and other charges. He had contributed $100 to Green's campaign.
Green and local judges were disqualified from the case. But Green then handled Harris' appeal to the circuit court.
Green argued that it was a new matter. But the panel sanctioned him for disobeying a court order.
Green says he won't appeal.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com
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