Lawyer suspended for role in court counseling scam

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:51 p.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has suspended a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer who awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to felony forgery and false instrument charges in a courthouse counseling scheme.

A three-justice panel temporarily suspended attorney Brian Bloomfield on Tuesday and referred his case to the State Bar of Nevada for possible disbarment.

Bloomfield became a member of the state Bar in 2003.

His lawyer, William Terry, said Wednesday he plans to seek a hearing before the full seven-member court.

Bloomfield pleaded guilty in December in Clark County District Court in a case alleging that he and several others falsified court documents showing that defendants completed court-ordered counseling and community service.

Bloomfield continued defending clients in court while cooperating with prosecutors in his case.

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