Disciplinary Counsel v. Anthony P. Spinazze, Case No. 2019-1075
The Board of Professional Conduct proposes a six-month suspension for a former Sylvania assistant prosecutor who intentionally made false representations to a municipal court judge, then lied about his conduct to his superiors, when he agreed to reduce a drunken driving charge to a lesser sentence.
Anthony Spinazze argues that based on sanctions levied on other attorneys who committed similar misconduct, he should receive a fully stayed six-month suspension. He maintains the board didn't adequately credit him for taking responsibility for his actions when it proposed the suspension.