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Lawyer's Blazing Anger Gets Him Disbarred

Let's just say that Samuel Pontier, former lawyer and O'Hara, Pa., councilman is hot-tempered.  What else could explain his decision to burn down his family's home out of frustration that his estranged wife kept an untidy household?  Last February, Pontier pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and arson and was sentenced to five to ten years in prison.  Not surprisingly, Pontier's legal career is now up in smoke.  Pontier resigned from the bar following his sentence, and yesterday, the disciplinary board ordered him disbarred.

[Source: Pittsburgh Gazette.]

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on October 31, 2008 at 03:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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