SW Ind. lawyer resigns to avoid discipline hearing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

EVANSVILLE, Ind. A southwest Indiana attorney who pleaded guilty two years ago to possessing child pornography and obstructing justice has resigned from the practice of law in an attempt to avoid a disciplinary hearing.

Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission Executive Director Michael Witte tells the Evansville Courier & Press that William Wallace III resigned in open court Tuesday before Knox County Superior Judge Timothy Crowley. Witte says the court must still approve Wallace's request.

The Disciplinary Commission has charged Wallace with violating three Rules of Professional Conduct: making an unsolicited, in-person contact for purposes of professional employment; having a sexual relationship with a current client; and committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer.

Wallace formerly ran for Gibson County prosecutor.

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