Friday, April 3, 2009

What WAS it about MC School of Law?

This has to be a record of some type at Mississippi College. Five of my classmates at MCSOL have been in trouble:

Edward Benson: permanently disbarred for embezzling on real estate closings.
Kyle Sadler: disbarred for embezzling from escrow account.
Kristie Smith-Miller: The Shoot-out at the Krystal on County Line Road.
Laura Kuns: Front page of the newspaper for having an affair with Justice Diaz
Correction: Now disbarred
Dwayne Deer: permanently disbarred last week for real estate fraud.

Now George McCranie, IV, who went back to Georgia to practice law, just got himself indicted by the feds for allegedly trying to exort a judge. A copy of the indictment , News story

What WAS it about the Ethics classes at MCSOL?


Anonymous said...

This comment doesn't belong on this thread, just wanted you to see this. Fannie, Freddie worker bonuses total $210M. Its an AP story out today.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, could you elaborate on the Kuns/Diaz story? I am admittedly living under a rock these days and not reading the paper like I should. I have met her a couples of times a long time ago. Just curious about when this happened and what paper it was in.

Kingfish said...

was on the stand during Diaz's trial and admitted to having an affair with him. Made front page of CL.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I obviously did not follow that as closely as I should have, LOL.

Anonymous said...

So what is so terribly wrong with Laura Kuns' affair with Diaz? Were either of them married at the time?

Anonymous said...

Laura Kuns is also in contempt of court (last I saw) and couldn't practice law until she paid legal fees to Watkins, Ludlam,etc......

Kingfish said...

disbarred? I know she has a special needs child and medical bills have probably eaten them alive.

Dumbass, by definition an affair means one of them were married.

Anonymous said...

Dictionary says "affair: an intense amorous relationship, usually of short duration"

Affair does not imply one party is married - DUMBASS back at ya

Kingfish said...

in the common vernacular it means one of the parties is married.

Anonymous said...

@1011. Should we include just one defintion or all of them?

Anonymous said...

Note to self: Always include the definition when using common everyday words or phrases while speaking to a dumbass.

Always* (every time; on every occasion; without exception) include* (to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like )the(used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.) definition* (the act of defining or making definite, distinct, or clear) when* (at the time or in the event that) using* (to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of) common* (widespread; general; ordinary) everyday*(the routine or ordinary day or occasion) words (speech or talk ) or (used to connect words, phrases, or clauses representing alternatives ) phrases* (A brief, apt, and cogent expression) while* (throughout the time that; as long as) speaking (giving information as if by speech) to (used for expressing aim, purpose, or intention) a (a certain; a particular) dumbass (a thoroughly stupid person; blockhead).

All words defined using

Obviously I was bored while performing this exercise.

Anonymous said...

You forgot Stephen Parkes-armed robbery. What WAS it about that school!

Updater said...

Update - The charges were dismissed against George Mccranie. I'm sure this has been a very trying time for him and his family.

Anonymous said...

Additional info on Mccranie. There were 3 other people charged at the same time as McCranie, 1 was found not guilty after a bench trial, 1 had his case dismissed by the Fed Judge when the Gov refused to go forward at the jury trial and the last 2, including Mccranie had the charges against them DISMISSED by the Feds! Sounds like a witch hunt and a huge waist of our tax money!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kingfish,

Why not correct your original story to reflect the DISMISSAL against Mccranie? The Feds case fell apart months ago and all of the people indicted by the Gov were either found NOT GUILTY or had the charges DISMISSED! A conviction rate of 0%!!

We are all waiting for your response,

Fair and Balanced

Kingfish said...

send me a link or a news story and I will. I looked online and didn't see it. Will be more than happy to as I'm not trying to smear the guy.

Now as for his video tape collection. ugh.

Anonymous said...

You know the press doesn't report when the Feds dismiss. Only if you are a Senator!! The dismissal should be available online with the Fed Court system. I don't believe the local television stations carried the news of the 4 losses for the Feds!!! They only want to smear and not clear people!!

Kingfish said...

somebody go into Pacer and send it to me, I'll post and update. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I just checked into this topic. Apparently, the Feds dismissed the indictment against Mccranie!! Whoa!! Imagine that, the Feds made a mistake!!!

I hope he and his family can put this ugly and politically motivated(?) fiasco behind them.

Anonymous said...

Like the song says the devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for some dumbass attorneys, law enforcement and so on. This was not a witch hunt nor a waist of tax payer dollars. Read McCranie's own statement. That slime ball was able cry wolf because while he was running off at the mouth he cried he couldn't be held accountable because he didn't know he was being recorded. Every one of his cases will be pulled in for review.

Anonymous said...

Cry Wolf? Since when do the FEDS dismiss charges against people because they "Cry Wolf"? What statement are you referring to? I've followed the cases and Mccranie doesn't seem to have made any statements to anyone about the charges or the DISMISSAL! It makes sense that the Feds looked into any suspicious cases before they DISMISSED the charges against him!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like another attempt by the Gov to go after someone half-cocked. How many times does the Gov charge someone and just back off? They must have known they had a weak case to before they charged him and the other attorney. 2 dismissals in a Gov case? Is that e a record?

Anonymous said...

On the Mccranie case. The Judge the FEDS went after for 4 years entered a plea of guilty to only 1 count and will receive a sentence of 6 MONTHS probation!!! The Federal Judge crawled all over the US Attorney about the plea! The US Attorney admitted the 4 year long investigation and case was "not the governments finest hour". Millions of taxpayers dollars spent, innocent peoples reputations and lives destroyed in order to force a judge from office! Shame on the FEDS for this. Credibility will now be an issue for the US Gov. when they take a case to trial in South Georgia!

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