Friday, August 31, 2007

GUILTY




Disgraced, disbarred, and former Durham DA Nifong was found guilty today of being in criminal contempt of the court. Judge Smith made his ruling after two days of hearings. The evidence was clear, Nifong withheld exculpatory DNA for months while he prosecuted three innocent Lacrosse players over a crime that did not happen.

Nifong has lost his job, his license to practice law, and now his freedom. Judge Smith sentenced him to appear to carry out his sentence beginning 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. He will be serving one day.

While LieStoppers is disappointed that Judge Smith gave him a minimum sentence we relish the thought of the Nifong Perp Walk.

What's next for Nifong? Rumours of a lawsuit are swirling in Durham and Nifong is sure to be front and center in any litigation.

Hat Tip to St. Raymond

9 comments:

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Let the REAL punishment begin. One day... I wonder what a state or federal inquiry will uncover, and how much more time he could face should he finally face justice instead of this slap on the wrist.

Anonymous said...

The real fun is when the players lawyers sue and begin a real discovery process.

Anonymous said...

He will face a lawsuit which he will have to pay to defend. He will face a Federal Investigation. His days in court will be many.

This ass whopping has more steps!

bill anderson said...

As I have said before, Nifong is going to face much more serious problems down the road than a day in the county jail. I believe that prison will be in his future, and in the future of some others, too.

Anonymous said...

Can we surmise that, If you lie to a judge in NC, you can go to jail for 1 day?

What a statement!

Anonymous said...

What is "Perp Walk"?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What is "Perp Walk"?

9:46 PM

Slap a policmen next time you are out and you will find out!

Anonymous said...

St. Raymond Day

Makes you believe in Karma.

Anonymous said...

One day! For lying to try to get 30 years! Is there any bigger joke than the NC justice system? All lawyers in NC should be outraged at what this says about their profession.