Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Orange Jump Suit for Stoffa? Could Be

COAF attorney calls for a criminal investigation:


  1. A couple of the co-conspirators met tonight. Its a hotbed of accusations and denials from the chief cook and blogger washer. The main focus is the fact he stated on WFMZ only pleasantries were exchanged with the law firm, his blog of course tells a much different story. He has indicted himself numerous times throughout the last 10 months. Now
    "so it is written"
    "so it is done"
    thats a little Rameses II as spoken by Yul Brenner in The Ten Commandments movie.
    Tis the season.
    Those miscreants should look up those commandments. I can name 3 that they collectively have broken. Anyone else know of more?
    I guess we will let the Grand Jury find out.

  2. a grand jury investigation should definitely be done.

  3. Widow Gets Nothing In Mine Case Handled By Ex-area Attorney
    July 25, 1987|by DICK COWEN, The Morning Call

    The mine subsidence case in Scranton that former Bethlehem attorney Bernard V. O'Hare III "settled" two years ago for "$19 million" is finally over.

    The plaintiff, the widow of a man buried in the subsidence five years ago, got nothing.

    Gerald J. White, 33, a laborer, dropped into a hidden mine shaft in Scranton in 1982 during a mine-flushing job for the U.S. Office of Surface Mining.

    At one time, widow Lucille White was led to believe by then-Assistant U.S. Attorney O'Hare that the federal government had accepted blame and would pay a structured settlement totaling the $19 million to her and her two children.

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  4. Ex-city Lawyer Is Suspended For 2 Years
    January 15, 1986|The Morning Call

    Former Bethlehem attorney Bernard V. O'Hare III, 34, has been suspended from the practice of law for two years for resorting to forgery and lies in the handling of a 1980 civil-rights case for a black Bethlehem Steel worker.

    O'Hare had told his client he was working to get him an $85,000 settlement. However, O'Hare had already settled the case himself for $60 and forged his client's name to the settlement document, according to findings of the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

    O'Hare's suspension order was signed by Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix of the Supreme Court on Thursday. It becomes effective in 30 days.

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    The Disciplinary Board had recommended that any reinstatement "be conditioned on a medical report indicating he is emotionally and physically capable of resuming the responsibilities of his profession."

    But Nix's order made no mention of that.

    The board had been advised last August by O'Hare's counsel "that O'Hare had recently undergone treatment for a serious emotional problem which left him in a weakened condition and unable to continue to work at the practice of law for some time."

    Last April, O'Hare left the Scranton staff of the U.S. attorney's office on extended sick leave. He had served there as an assistant U.S. attorney since January 1983.

    However, during the civil-rights case, O'Hare was a member of the Bethlehem law firm of O'Hare and Heitczman. The O'Hare in the firm's name is his father, Bernard V. O'Hare Jr., former Northampton County district attorney.

    The Disciplinary Board found O'Hare violated seven rules of the Code of Professional Responsibility.

    These included "illegal conduct involving moral turpitude . . . dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation . . . conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice . . . conduct adversely reflecting on his fitness to practice law . . . knowingly making afalse statement of fact or law."

    The disciplinary case was originally heard by a three-lawyer panel headed by Carol McGinley, an Allentown attorney at the time. It recommended a one- year suspension.

    The panel described O'Hare as a sincere young man who seriously performs his duties but was caught "in a set of circumstances which he responded to with regrettable conduct. He did not take the action for his own financial gain."

    The Disciplinary Board concluded a year suspension was insufficient.

    "Although O'Hare received no financial gain, his client and the profession have suffered a serious transgression.

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