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Augusta attorney closes office, requests to surrender law license after armed robbery indictment

Monday, June 30, 2014 3:31 PM
Last updated Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1:29 AM
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The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted an Augusta area attorney’s voluntary surrender of his law license.

Ronald Pak who faces a charge of attempted armed robbery in Columbia County asked the court to accept his surrender, according to the Court’s ruling released Monday.

Pak informed the court that he suffers from mental illness sufficient to impair his ability to effectively practice law, according to the court’s opinion.

Pak is under indictment in Columbia County Superior Court on a charge of attempted armed robbery. According to earlier reports in The Augusta Chronicle, Pak is accused of an attempted holdup of the Wells Fargo Bank on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez on June 3, 2013. Pak is being held without bond.

According to the Supreme Court order, Pak has closed his law office and turned files to his clients.

Pak was admitted to practice law in 1992. His office was located on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/30/14 - 07:55 pm
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The reason
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for his problems: he was a lowyer.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 06/30/14 - 08:59 pm
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How

How has he closed his office and turned files over to clients if he has been held with no bond? With the mental conditions he has coul?'t he and the taxpayers be better served with him getting treatment? When will this man go to trial?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/01/14 - 04:58 am
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Pak Well Known

Many in the legal community know Pak and know very well his mental condition. He has been hospitalized numerous times for schizophrenia.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/01/14 - 06:33 am
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IBe, he had somebody do it

IBe, he had somebody do it for him, somebody that holds his power of attorney. And he has to be tried, he committed a crime. Nothing can happen until he is stabilized mentally enough to be able to assist in his own defense, and that may take awhile. It may never happen.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 07/01/14 - 06:50 am
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Thanks Corgimon

I understand he has committed a crime and someone is taking care of his business, but I find it hard to believe he could not be given bond with special conditions and seek mental help out side of the jail. Maybe he is more of a threat than I am aware of.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/01/14 - 07:35 am
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He is too sick to be

He is too sick to be released, he is dangerous. He actually is in the best place possible, he has to take his antipsychotics in jail, and he can be stabilized- hopefully.

He is entitled to due process, and he will get it, but anybody that attempts to rob a bank and tells a teller that he has a gun, is no bond, no matter what their problems are.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/01/14 - 12:10 pm
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Why so long?

Why would it take over a year for this action to take place? Guess being a legalized robber, it just felt natural to rob a bank.

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