Thursday, March 11, 2010

Perverted Justice

Well, well. Imagine that, a lawyer breaking the law. A lawyer that specializes in divorce and child custody...his child-porno-free blog is still running. From the Indianapolis Star:

An Anderson attorney remained in federal custody Wednesday after authorities say he distributed child pornography.

Samuel C. Hasler, 50, was arrested Tuesday at his law office, 1109 Meridian Plaza, Anderson, on two counts of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Timothy Morrison's office.

Hasler appeared late Tuesday afternoon for an initial hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kennard P. Foster and remained in a holding facility in Indianapolis, the statement said.
Distributing child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; the possession charge carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

Authorities say Hasler distributed explicit images of children through the Internet to someone in another state on Dec. 3 and sent more images to an undercover police officer on Feb. 14. Authorities say they found child pornography on his computer when they searched his office on Tuesday.

Hasler was granted a law license in 1987 and has never been disciplined, according to the Indiana Supreme Court.

UPDATE (6/11/10): Sam submitted his resignation to the Indiana Bar, effectively making punishment by the Indiana Supreme Court "moot." Read the published order here. Word is he's still sitting in jail awaiting hearing...

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