Possible court contempt for Ohio St. case lawyer

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court is threatening to find in contempt of court the attorney whose emails triggered an NCAA investigation that cost the football coach his job at Ohio State University.

At issue is the alleged failure of Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero to file paperwork as part of his one-year law license suspension.

Cicero had a month to file the paperwork, including notification of current clients, following last year's Supreme Court ruling that said he violated professional rules of conduct that prohibit revealing information from meetings with a client or a prospective client.

Cicero's attorney John Gonzales said he believes the court's Thursday order involves a technical filing oversight on Cicero's part that will be corrected.


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