These days it seems that the law gets broken every single day by those people in whom we had the utmost faith. And that is always heart shattering and leaves us with a bad taste in our mouths. Well, something like that has been happening in Tampa too, where one case has gotten the attention of the entire City of Tampa, and perhaps even the entire State of Florida. Actually, this incident took place around two years ago, but the case was just recently wrapped up, according to the news.
By now, most of you are probably wondering what the case is about. Well, according to the news, it all took place two years ago, when some attorneys from Tampa used a police officer from the very same city in order to get him to write up DUI (Driving Under the Influence) tickets to a rival attorney.
These two attorneys, whose names are Stephen Diaco, Robert Adams and Adam Fillhaut, are looking at suspension from their jobs, or even disbarment. Of course, that will happen only if the judge decides that they have indeed pulled some strings to get a DUI ticket to their rival attorney, Phillip Campbell. This alleged incident took place on January 23, 2013, and after it, the firm of these three attorneys found themselves in an advantage against the firm of Campbell.
This week, Judge James David Arnold, who proceeded over the trial in which all four abovementioned attorneys were involved, was put on the stand, and he said that he remembers that the next day he found out about the DUI ticket, and then had to deal with it. According to him, this was the biggest misconduct that he has seen or heard about ever!
Also, some of the police officers from Tampa were called to testify before the court of law about what they know about the DUI ticked that was issued that night to Phillip Campbell. A certain officer named Mike Lyon has said that he was informed to watch out for Phillip Campbell, who was leaving a bar two months before the incident in question took place, and before he was arrested.
Also, important evidence has appeared. That evidence includes a recording of a certain Melissa Personius, who has admitted that the set up had taken place that night, and that it was all rigged. However, this piece of evidence was not yet submitted by the Bar Association. Most experts believe that it will be submitted as evidence on Tuesday, when the court resumes its session.
As we have seen, some people go to extreme limits to get what they want, and ethics does not seem to be that important to them. Of course, none of this has yet been proven in the court of law, but it still shows that there are people out there who will stop at nothing to get what they want, no matter how wrong, immoral, or just unfair it is. And according to the news, this is happening all the time.