Fort Smith, Arkansas, attorney Oscar Stilley, who is currently serving a 15-year prison term for fraud and tax evasion, was disbarred by the Arkansas Supreme Court last week.
Stilley's license was suspended in late 2007, after disbarment proceedings began against him. The charges were levied by Sebastion County Circuit Court Judge James Marschewski.
In December 2008, Stilley was indicted on one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, Arkansas' The Times-Record reports. He was later convicted of three felony charges and sentenced to prison along with his accomplice, Oklahoma native Lindsey Springer.
Reasons for the disbarment included, a disrespect for courts and judges, suing judges who ruled against him and withholding information from courts.
"Further, we agree with the special judge that disbarment is the appropriate sanction given the serious and widespread nature of Stilley's professional misconduct," Associate Justice Ron Sheffield told the Times-Record.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judge's decision earlier this year. Stilley currently runs a blog from prison, the news source says.
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