This is quite the ethics shituation.
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Now that’s a headline you don’t see every day.
Jack Allen Blakeslee, an Ohio lawyer, stands accused of “deposit[ing] his feces” into an empty Pringles can and chucking it into the parking lot of a victims advocacy center before heading off to court. The ABA Journal (gavel bang to the Legal Profession Blog) has the poop — err… scoop:
Blakeslee allegedly threw the uncovered, poop-filled Pringles can into the parking lot of the Haven of Hope victims advocacy center in Cambridge, Ohio, in November 2021, according to the ethics complaint filed Tuesday. …
The executive director of the center, Michelle Wilkinson-Carpenter, saw Blakeslee throw the can from his vehicle into the parking lot, according to the ethics complaint. The can landed close to her car.
Blakeslee then sped off and drove to the Guernsey County common pleas courthouse to attend a pretrial hearing for a murder defendant he was representing. Wilkinson-Carpenter was the victim advocate in the case.
It seems that Blakeslee is a serial Pringles pooper. As noted in the ethics complaint, he has done this about 10 times in the past, “indiscriminately choosing the location where he throws the chip cans containing his feces.” Yick.
Blakeslee paid a fine and court costs after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and littering in the wake of his poop slinging, but his fitness to practice law is now being called into question by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct over his crappy behavior. Best of luck to him as he tries to flush this ethics case down the toilet.
It Sure Doesn’t Taste Like Potato Chips [Legal Profession Blog]Ohio lawyer is accused of tossing poop-filled Pringles can into parking lot of victims advocacy center [ABA Journal]
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