Ex-congresswoman Majette disbarred

Friday, March 28, 2014 2:03 PM
Last updated 8:14 PM
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ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees.

Majette  Augusta Chronicle photo
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The 4-2 decision Friday agrees with the recommendation of a special master who investigated a complaint a former client filed against her in 2010. The special master — an experienced lawyer appointed by the high court — wrote in a 36-page report a year ago that he found “inexcusable” conduct involving unsubstantiated legal billings.

DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004.

According to the decision written by the majority of the court, Majette had on “multiple” occasions submitted “wholly unsupported and materially misleading time sheets and invoices to her client” and misrepresented her hours and fees to a court when she submitted them in court cases.

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avidreader 03/28/14 - 04:52 pm
The Two Girls!

McKinney and Majette, the two solutions to our congressional problems. Ha! Immorality rules! The sheep are at the trough, waiting eagerly for another savior. Maybe Linda Schrenko can fill the void. Or Charles Walker. Or Robin Williams. The list is long.

rmwhitley 03/28/14 - 06:26 pm

mckinney and DeKalb county. Each deserving of each other. I'm surprised anyone would turn her in, as white folk are COWARDS when it comes to blacks.

jmo 03/28/14 - 09:17 pm
You are right......

When was the last time a politician ran for the right reason and not a personal agenda? My Dad, rest his soul, ask " Why does a man spend $100,000 to be elected to a job that pays $10,000? Go figure.

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