Ga. high court disbars former US representative - Fox 2 News Headlines

Ga. high court disbars former US representative

Posted: Updated:
Former Rep. Denise Majette, (D) Georgia (Courtesy: U.S. House) Former Rep. Denise Majette, (D) Georgia (Courtesy: U.S. House)

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred a former U.S. representative who previously served as a state court judge in DeKalb County.

In a 4-to-2 decision published Friday, the high court concluded Denise Majette violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The majority opinion says Majette submitted unsupported and misleading timesheets and invoices to a client and misrepresented her hours and fees to a court. Majette didn't immediately respond to a call seeking comment.

Majette was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1983. In the dissenting opinion, Justice Harold Melton argued Majette had no other disciplinary problems. He wrote a more appropriate punishment would be a prolonged suspension with conditions for reinstatement.

Majette was elected to Congress in 2002 but left two years later to run for U.S. Senate.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
  • Georgia film studio plan: High drama, few results

    Georgia film studio plan: High drama, few results

    Georgia newsGeorgia news
    A promised $90 million movie studio in coastal Georgia is seeking a fresh start after a troubled first year.
    A promised $90 million movie studio in coastal Georgia is seeking a fresh start after a troubled first year.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices