Monday, July 5, 2010

It's Pretty Sad When Your Own Lawyer Screws You (Literally)

UPDATE (7/15/10): William Wallace drops out of race for Gibson County Prosecutor.

William Wallace, a family law attorney in Evansville, and currently a candidate for Gibson County Prosecutor, is a dirty, dirty guy. He'll probably get elected because he'll fit right in...

From the Indiana Law Blog:

William Wallace, a local attorney and the Democratic Party's candidate for Gibson County prosecutor in November's election, was indicted Tuesday for allegedly having videotaped sex with a former client to pay off a $550 debt to him for work he did in a civil case.

The woman said on at least one other occasion, Wallace offered to have sex with her and pay her for it because he knew she was having financial issues and needed the money.

Special Prosecutor Jonathan Parkhurst said Tuesday that the Gibson County grand jury heard from eight witnesses before deciding that Wallace should be charged.

He faces four charges that include obstruction of justice and possession of child pornography, both class D felonies; patronizing a prostitute, a class A misdemeanor; and false informing, a class B misdemeanor.

A class D felony carries a term of six months to three years; a class A misdemeanor is from no time to a year; and a class B misdemeanor is no time to 180 days.

Wallace was ordered by Gibson Superior Court Judge Earl Penrod to turn himself in to the county jail Tuesday evening and pay at least $500 of a $750 cash bond.

The attorney, who has worked in both Gibson and Vanderburgh counties, has been in practice since 1989 and is a former public defender for the Vanderburgh County Public Defenders Agency. He also has been an adjunct professor at Oakland City University and serves on a number of boards in the community.

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