Monday, June 18, 2007

Nifong Resigns . . . Eventually

WRAL is reporting that Mike Nifong--two days after the Disciplinary Hearing Commission recommended his disbarment after finding that he had repeatedly engaged in conduct involving fraud, dishonesty, deception, and deceit--has submitted his resignation letter as Durham DA.

The effective date of his resignation? July 13.

[update, 2.22pm:] The N&O quotes Nifong's reasoning: "Should the person you appoint to succeed me wish to speak with me during the remainder of my term of service about facilitating transition to a new administration, I would be more than happy to attempt to accommodate his or her needs."

So for almost one month, the "minister of justice" of Durham County will be someone that, according to the DHC, lied to the court, to defense attorneys, and to the State Bar. All the while, Nifong will collect around $10,000 in salary and obtain another month for his pension.

This is, for all practical purposes, a "non-resignation" resignation. Nifong loses his law license 30 days after the Disciplinary Hearing Commission serves him with a written order. He then would be forced from office in any case by a recently passed law giving the governor authority to remove DA's and judges whose licenses to practice have been taken away.

109 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he has at least a month of tracks covering to do.



Brant Jones

Anonymous said...

WAIT A MINUTE! He's disbarred! He CAN'T legally prosecute anyone! Doesn't that mean anything?


gotc

Teach1975 said...

Can (or maybe a better question- will) Judge Orlando Hudson act on Beth Brewer's motion?

Can the Gov. force him out earlier?


Knowing Nifong, once he is forced out (prior to July 13- which i think will happen one way or another) he will say be resigned just like he tried to do with the bar.

GlenFromABQ said...

I can guarantee he'll lock himself in his office convinced "something happened that night" and pour over all the data in hopes of clearing his own name with himself. That's if his tears don't mess up his files too much.

Chicago said...

What exactly will he be doing during this near month?

After all, it would be hard to prep for a case when one knows he won't be trying it. Is it trustworthy to work in ANY legal compacity when you have been disbarred? I think not.

Is this fair to people who are awaiting judgement for crimes they have been charged with? I think not. They have to wait another month to make sure they have trustworthy prosecutors, and even then, Linwood and Nifong's ADA's are still there.

Note to Durham residents: DO NOT get arrested before July 13. ;)

Nifong-Packed up your **** and get the **** out of there. I am sorry, I seldom talk like this, but this bull**** has gone on far too long.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. It's like the classical definition of chutzpah... killing your parents and throwing yourself at the mercy of the court because you're an orphan....

Durham-In-Wonderland indeed.

Anonymous said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

What a cry-baby, self-pitying spineless turd.

On a related note, if you missed saturday's NYPost story on Liefong, well, that's the bright side of tabloid journalism.

Anonymous said...

You have GOT to be kidding me. He has been found to have committed intentional prosecutorial misconduct and he should be yanked out of there right now.

There is NO reason he should continue to be the acting DA of Durham county until July 13th. That is a total joke.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't something be done to the accuser, who obviously fabricated this entire story??? How about having to repay the taxpayers for the amount of time wasted by the court system????

Anonymous said...

wow...i wonder what its like to be that office right now. how awkward could that be? ...

I know how awkward it feels like to make a faux-pas and pass gas in public, say something cross about someone while they stand behind you, pass along a rumor to the wrong person, trip on the sidewalk on a crowded street ... but to be disbarred like this and then RETURN to the scene of the crime? WOW

Teach1975 said...

From an N&O article posted at LS

"Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson in Durham has a petition pending before him asking that he remove Nifong from office. Hudson said today that he does not plan to act on the petition. He said Nifong would be gone from office before he had all the necessary paperwork to remove him"

What a joke- talk about protecting your own. NC looks like a joke if he remains in office even one more day!

Anonymous said...

Given Nifong's motivation for election as DA (to qualify for or increase a pension), my guess is he gets an additional year of service credit in the pension plan.

John Bruce said...

I saw this coming. What surprises me is that the effective date is so soon. He gets another 2 paychecks, presumably, then loses much of his pension and his ability to have the county pay his defense.

As to what he'll do -- probably about what he's been doing since December.

Brett in Cherry Hill said...

Would not staying in office, thereby still the supervising counsel in the DA office, further be an ethical violation

Also is practicing without a license a criminal offense?

Chicago said...

Something MUST be done. I just can't take this bull**** anymore. As James coleman stated, the man is "mooning the legal system." And he is doing so right down to the last second too.

Orlando Hudson is showing the type of person he is.

Anonymous said...

Since this was such an abrupt manuever my guess he is covering up all the other cases he mishandled. He'll be on the phone to his buddies the whole time working deals to not expose his chain of corruption.

Anonymous said...

Since this was such an abrupt manuever my guess he is covering up all the other cases he mishandled. He'll be on the phone to his buddies the whole time working deals to not expose his chain of corruption.

the Dragon said...

Does this correspond with the Disbarrment. I read somewhere that it takes 30 days to take effect.

Teach1975 said...

Anybody know any information about the other rape case involving a duke student (white female) and AA male... the one that did not/does not seem important to the potbangers? I thought there was an important date with that.

Anonymous said...

Two words here:

Rodney King.

What does he have to do with Nifong?

Well, after the cops were cleared of any charges by a local jury, Daddy Bush tried and convicted them in Federal Court for violating Rodney King's civil rights.

I don't like it but the situation as it currently stands is that for every local/state law, there is some national equivalent. I don't like it. It is defacto double-jeopardy and an intrusion into what should be the role of the states, but that is how it stands. So might as well make use of it in this case.

The Bush administration can and should arrest Mike Nifong for violating the Civil Rights of the Duke players. The fact that Bush hasn't done so when he so eagerly arrested the boarder guards (and convicted them) is a disgrace and an insult to all who voted for him. The public, ESPECIALLY REPUBLICANS should now demand that he steps in on this case and throw Nifong into a Federal Prison to await trial.

Bush has to be the worst President in American history. And the way that he is has personally betrayed his base is extremely offensive. Surely he could throw us a bone on this one couldn't he? We should demand that he does.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Crystal being charged with filing a false police report? If she is mentally insane, then why does she still have custody of her kids?

Anonymous said...

Where do I send him a copy of Mike Pressler's book as a parting gift? ;-) I didn't know that part of Crystal's ever-changing story was her recanting of the rape charge while still at DUMC.

Anonymous said...

The SOB probably determined the max amount of time he could hang around and stink up the office before he was physically thrown out in the street.

If he could have stayed until August or September and collected more paychecks, he would have. It's just like that McGreevey guy in NJ who resigned but stuck around until after the election so the process of succession would be mucked up to help keep a Dem in the Governor's office.

He is probably going to twist arms of his ADAs. It will be interested to see what becomes of them if some pressure is applied.

Anonymous said...

Nifong continues to embarrass the legal profession, the city of Durham and the state of North Carolina. Can't anyone in state or federal authority stop this man?

Anonymous said...

Crazy!

A woman named Judy Schlegel wrote this letter to the H-S. This loon is still calling for a trial and is angry that people call Mangum a liar.

This is why many women are viewed as idiots.

Schlegel

Debrah

Anonymous said...

My best guess is he's doing two things: 1) stretching it out for the maximum amount of time he thinks he can get away with; and 2) working toward an orderly transition. I don't know who the Governor will appoint to take his place (my guess is Freda Black), but there will necessarily be a transition period.

As to his ability to try cases - he will not be able to appear in any case - but his ADAs, of course, will remain on those cases, so there will be no interruption in the progress of those other cases. As to whether it is an enforceable requirement that the DA "must" be a member in good standing of the bar, regardless of whether he appears in any cases, I don't know the answer.

In all likelihood, though, as long as he has tendered a letter of resignation that has been accepted, whereby he will be resigning within a month, I don't think any judge is going to order him to resign sooner.

As to whether he will be able to keep those two paychecks, again, I don't know. Going to the length of going after those paychecks seems to be overreaching, though. There are a lot of people trying to get closure. I don't think that would be the kind of closure the families want.

My thoughts.

All the best,
Brand

Anonymous said...

"Anybody know any information about the other rape case involving a duke student (white female) and AA male... the one that did not/does not seem important to the potbangers?" 1:06

Huh. Say what. Nothing to see here. Just move along now and go about your business.

Anonymous said...

I find this kind of petty, what difference does one more month make? Who cares?

He will likely be stripped of his pension anyway, even so, one more month, big deal.

Chicago said...

1:18-

To the people currently charged with crimes in Durham who are innocent until proven guilty in our Democracy this is a huge deal.

Anonymous said...

Is it a joke that he's resigning on Friday the 13th?

Dan Weber said...

Look at it this way -- that's another $10,000 that the students can recover from him!

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

1. This just goes to show you that in all of this Nifong's only concern is Nifong. Any impact of him nominally staying in office on Durham or the people of Durham is not a concern of his.

2. The date of the 13th may have something to do with using up the rest of his vacation and sick leave before "retirement."

Anonymous said...

Petty? I don't think so. Nifong should have tendered his resignation effective immediately. He has been totally and completely disgraced.

He should not be Durham D.A. for another minute.

Anonymous said...

I find this kind of petty, what difference does one more month make? Who cares?
It's less about the money - but why should the taxpayers give this slime ball another dime - but about his ability to go in, clean up his files and make further decisions that affect justice.

I could stomach paying him for 30 days as long as he is out of the office NOW (and I mean not allowed back in, the locks changed, and someone else packs up his desk, going through everything to make sure nothing that shouldn't go goes). He should not be allowed any contact with any ADA or any other person in law enforcement on any pending matter without a State Bar representative present.

Anonymous said...

The pressure is on Gov. Easley now to appoint an interim DA. He'll most likely try to get an assurance from the replacement to not run for the office in 2010. If that's the case, then I wish that Freda Black would just refrain from insinuating herself into this situation and just wait until the next elections in 2010 lest we find ourselves in the same situation all over again. She has already issued a statement expressing interest in the job. Not just yet, Freda. We'll be watching you.

Anonymous said...

Better watch out.
In that last month, with his super slueths gottlieb and meesan beside him, he's going to find that proof.

I see him working.

Anonymous said...

Is Judy Schlegel a Durham attorney?

I'd like to respond to her POS letter.

Her letter is great evidence of how deep the damage done by Nifong runs in the Durham community.

Anonymous said...

Chicago,

Why? You think he's running cases or he's going to show up in court arguing any felonies? His presence alone would guarantee acquittal.

I don't see this extra month as important on any level.

Anonymous said...

I doubt he will be seen around the office much. More than likely, he has accrued that much time in sick and vacation credits. My guess is he is planning on burning them up rather than losing them. As for Hudson, forget it. He will simply claim that by the time he would be able to set up a hearing, Nifong would already be gone. Only hope is that Smith calls him in, finds him in contempt and throws him in jail for 30 days. Hudson needs to understand he is going to have an up hill battle next election. I, for one intend to become very politically active in reminding people of his actions, or lack thereof.

Anonymous said...

anon @ 1:28

you betcha'. frantically. he will do all he can to find the "smoking gun" to ressurrect this case.

Anonymous said...

Not a legal beagle here, so humor my lack of comprehension.

Wasn't he disbarred on Saturday? And did he not waive his right to an appeal? Therefore, he does not have a law license now. If a judge in Traffic Court revolks one's drivers license, one cannot drive anymore. Same goes with hunting and fishing licenses. No license, no participation. So how can he be afforded the opportunity to formally "resign"? That's like a truck driver who loses his CDL offering his employer (the trucking company) a resignation...go ahead, knock yourself out. But no law license means you don't work here anymore effective Sat 6/16/07.

And it's not solely about the extra ten grand. The locks should all be changed and his passcard nullified. Let him be on the payroll an extra month, but he should not be allowed to darken the hallways there. The shit's getting ready to fly, and he shouldn't be in any kind of position to influence those that might side against him in upcoming legal proceedings.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree with 1:26! As a legal secretary, when a staff member was "let go" because of downsizing, that person was locked out of their computer while they were in the meeting being notified of their "resignation." Not only that, another person would accompany them back to their desk to pack up their personal belongings. This is the firm's Standard Operating Procedure -- the person had done no wrong! And Nifong, can go back for another 30 days -- I DON'T THINK SO!!
1:26 is RIGHT ON TARGET -- Change the locks. In fact, I'm sure 'fong has already been "cleaning up" for quite a while.

Anonymous said...

Off subject :

From Brodhead's statement at Duke website:

"Duke University was also included in the harm in having to respond to the Durham District Attorney’s assurances that a crime had been committed and the unprecedented crisis those assurances unleashed. The actions Duke took caused consternation to many in the university family, which I profoundly regret."

"Having" to respond? The "crisis" that was unleashed at Duke was the unveiling - for all to see- of bigotry that exists on the part of many faculty and Brodhead's enabling that behavior. Whay does he not "have" to respond to that?

He includes "many in the Duke family" (himself, the 88?) as co-victims, along with the LAX players. Sounds like when Nifong said his and the player's families were joined at the hip. Rubbish.

Dee

Ralph Phelan said...

"What exactly will he be doing during this near month?"

Shredding documents.

No, I'm not joking. Think anyone in Durham is going to lift a finger to stop him?

christoph said...

I'm very concerned about the continued loyalty of other judges and ada's here in Durham...I want to become politically active to clean house.

Anonymous said...

MrRabbit: Given what we have observed for so long, how can anyone be surprised? His actions were always about the money. What a sociopath.

Ralph Phelan said...

"Hudson said today that he does not plan to act on the petition. He said Nifong would be gone from office before he had all the necessary paperwork to remove him"

He's had the motion for six months, he's been hit with a writ of mandamus, and *still* he hasn't started the paperwork?

I suppose judges are even more immune to discipline than prosecutors.

Anonymous said...

I predict Nifong will commit suicide. I doubt he will be here in 1 year.

Anonymous said...

Why couldn't Nifong be put on administrative leave? Unpaid. It's done all the time.

Anonymous said...

it will look like a suicide, sure.

Anonymous said...

Let me be the first to say.......

Vote for BRAD BANNON for Durham County District Attorney and Joe Cheshire for Mayor. (What the hell, before this is over, the 3 boys and their families will own Durham and be able to appoint anyone they please. How about KC for Chief of Police?

Don't let Mikey get the best of us. In spite of this latest outrage, try to keep your sense of humor.

Jim

Anonymous said...

I've seen it written somewhere, since my previous post in these comments, that a disbarrment order does not take effect until 30 days after the written order is issued.

If so, he would be able to continue as District Attorney during that period, unless otherwise forced out - if that is even possible in the absence of an impeachment or recusal proceeding.

Even were the currently pending, but abated, petitions to remove Nifong from office immediately reactivated, I believe a hearing would be required under the law, and any order of recusal would take time to become a "final order."

Based on this information, it's a virtual certainty that the courts in Durham won't do anything to hasten Nifong's resignation to a date prior to July 13, and anyone stridently calling for an earlier departure is going to start looking overly-vindictive, and might lose some good will from the general public.

The three victims of Nifongery will be moving for sanctions in the original criminal cases - those sanctions likely will be in the form of recovery of costs and, perhaps, attorneys' fees from the government. There is also the possibility, if not likelihood, of future criminal proceedings against Nifong, and civil actions by the three against Nifong, the City of Durham, the DPD, Duke, and/or others. Personally, I think Duke should launch a new initiative to investigate the Group of 88 and its members for malfeasance.

This is a long way from over - but in terms of anyone trying to hasten Nifong's departure, I wouldn't waste too much energy on that particular sub-issue.

Brand

Anonymous said...

Just read where Reade Seligman said on the Today show that Nifong's assertion at his hearing that he still believes "something happened", and referring to CGM seven times as the "victim" has made it difficult to feel sorry for him [Nifong]. The three families, while justifiably furious at Nifong, are such decent , compassionate people that they actually try to feel sorry for him, but Nifong's incredible stupidity combined with an overwhelming case of hubris continue to make him a despicable character unworthy of pity.

I'll bet old Cy reads him the riot act for continuing to piss off and disrespect the families. Ultimately Cy becomes their beast of burden, until she abandons her sick SOB of a husband.

Anonymous said...

Found this quote from defense lawyer Butch Williams from a story by Oren Dorell that ran in USA Today on 5/2/2006: "He told me personally outside the courtroom that he thinks something happened," Williams said. "That's the kind of prosecutor he is. Once he gets that in his mind, he's hard to budge."

Anonymous said...

Nifong is too much of a coward to comit suicide. With his borderline personality disorder, though, I wouldn't be suprised if he makes a suicidal gesture for sympathy

Anonymous said...

For those of you wanting a clean break with the past in Durham's DA office:

Word among legal circles in durham for quite some time is that Freda Black and Orlando hudson had a "thing" going.

As a member of the bar, I can't confirm or deny the truth of the rumor, but the rumor has been around for some time. Personally, i think freda is just as bad as Nifong, both being Jim Hardin proteges.

My hope is that Easley appoints someone completely new to the DA's office in any capacity. my sense, from long b4 this affair, was that the whole office stunk to high heaven. There are skeleton's in Hardin's closet, and thus probably in freda Black's as well.

Janon Eklin said...

You have to be kidding me! This has to be a joke!

This man will ultimately be determined to be criminally and civilly liable for a deception that could have cost 3 INNOCENT men their freedom, and he gets to determine the manner in which he is expelled from his job??????

Anonymous said...

1:32 said,

Only hope is that Smith calls him in, finds him in contempt and throws him in jail for 30 days.

That's the only remedy at his point. I hope Smith imposes that as well.

It appears the only reason Nifong didn't resign prior to the hearing is so that he could collect another week's pay. He put his family through that for a week's pay. How sad. He seems determined to wring every ounce of sympathy for himself out of the public before leaving.

Anonymous said...

Mike Nifong isn't the type to commit suicide as a few posters have speculated.

He's your garden-variety baby boomer who made good grades in school and didn't wade too far inside the hippie culture; however, people like Nifong carry around with them that whole '60s era mentality mostly for self-serving reasons.

Nifong is wuss. What he's packing is made for a skirt. He talks a good game, but it's just talk. Similar to Al Gore.

Al Gore's racist father--now dead--who voted against the civil rights act decades ago when he was a politico, sent a body guard with his son Al when he went to Vietnam. Even though the closest he ever got to combat was writing about it on his Smith-Corona on occasion.

Mike Nifong was a draft dodger. He would never do anything that takes as many guts as blowing his own brains out.

Productive thought, though.

Debrahj

Anonymous said...

Narcissistic Mikey would never harm a hair on his own head. Same personality as that creep in California, Scott Peterson, who murdered his wife, Laci.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope he is not allowed back in his DA office without supervision. Perhaps he can be put on leave.

Someone will hire him. He threw out the bone during his ethics hearing, "I still believe something happened that night". There will be others who want to cling to this malicious interpretation forever; they are of the type who don't need facts. One will offer this sorry sack a job. The hateful will carry he and his family through the rest of his life.

Don't believe me? Even Dr. Mengele of Auschwitz concentration camp infamy had his supporters. They considered him a nice man and after he fled to South America, they pleaded with friends, successfully, to give him jobs. To the end of his life Dr. Mengele maintained that his actions were moral and right; this most vicious of SS officers considered himself a cut (or two) above----as did some of his friends and family.

Ah, the power of self-deception!

Now, the still-guilty members of the Duke 88 need to be called to task for their role in this fiasco. And, the families should get their money back.

Anonymous said...

RE 1:59 PM

Going a little off topic, but....... Frida has to hate Nifong! IF she and Hudson had a thing going, I would have expected the judge to act quickly on dumping Mikey, but he did just the opposite. Does not make sense.

Anonymous said...

Orlando Hudson is a married man. You're not saying that he and Freda are committing ADULTERY are you!

Fine upstanding people like them?

Anonymous said...

The chief of police of Durham was missing for an entire year and still collecting a paycheck. What's a couple of weeks for Nifong.

Anonymous said...

I don't know where that "j" came from in my 2:03PM post.

Must be cyberspace bugs.

Debrah

Anonymous said...

"attorneys' fees from the government."? How are they even remotely entitled to recouping any costs beyond travel, lodging and per diem costs (according to GSA schedule for Raleigh-Durham, NC) from the govt.!

I am sure there were plenty of excellent public defenders available who could've broken this case wide open...maybe even sooner than it did!

rod allison, detroit said...

Next month he will have no income, a modest pension, and huge legal bills and civil exposure.

What does a 56 year old with no skills do for a livliehood?

I think the disgraced and disbarred one will soon be impovershed as well.

He tried to destroy three innocent boys, and he ended up totally destroying himself.

Anonymous said...

Debrah,

Voting against the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not make Gore Sr a racist. Remember, this act ended up supporting quotas for blacks.

I would have voted against it too.

Polanski

Anonymous said...

Let's not kick the poor guy when is down. Of course he postponed is resigniation. He needs the money. He is facing criminal contempt charges and civil suits. That $10,000 won't pay his first week's legal expenses.

Mike in Nevada (Now in California)

Anonymous said...

Do any of you local Durham citizens/Nifong watchers out there recognize any of Nifong's nervous tics that he exhibited during his hearing last week? Has he had them for a long time, or are they newly developed? Haven't seen anyone mention how he blinked his eyes bizarrely, jutted his chin and neck like a deranged bird, etc.

Heather said...

I am totally ignorant of legal processes. However, there is an old saying: the leopard does not change his spots.

Nifong seemed awfully sure he could get away with hiding DNA evidence, and bullying the defendents.

I predict that Durham will see a mass of appeals, based on dishonest Nifong prosecutions. After awhile, the payouts to the lacrosse defendents will seem very minor.

Or am I wrong? Does anyone know anything about this?

By the way, does NC have the death penalty? Has Nifong prosecuted death penalty cases?

Anonymous said...

What will Nifong do?

If he's resourceful, the sky's the limit: sales, paralegal, lecturer.

I recommend that he open up a KFC in Durham. I smells vindication.

Polanski

And 56 is not old anymore. My grandfather was teaching at Dartmouth and editing books at 80.

Anonymous said...

Can Durham just pay him through 7/13 and tell him not to come back? I can't believe they would allow him anywhere near the DA's office.

Anonymous said...

The North Carolina legal system took a huge step toward redemption on Saturday. But now, every day Nifong remains in office is a step back for the State and its justice system. The Governor should accept his resignation, but with immediate effect.

Anonymous said...

"garden-variety baby boomer"?

People don't know how to write.

Please be descriptive.

Anonymous said...

I suspect, as others mentioned, that he has a month worth of sick and vacation time that he is using up. I doubt he will show ip at the office, but with Nifong, you never know.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know for sure what effect his resignation/disbarrment will have on his pension?

What size is it now?

When can he start to collect it?

etc...

Anonymous said...

"Would not staying in office, thereby still the supervising counsel in the DA office, further be an ethical violation"

Without researching the issue, I think this would be a big problem. Attorneys are not permitted to form partherships with non-lawyers that involve the practice of law. I am not sure whether there is a simlar provision involving lawyers in government employment. I do know that attorneys who are partners in tax accounting firms, for example, are not permitted to practic law by appearing in tax court to represent clients. They can only do the type of work that accountants are permitted to perform. This is an important very important point and someone should point it out to the assistant DA's who may be committing ethical violations by appearing in court under the supervision of Nifong. If I were an assistant DA in Durham, I would be researching the issue.

Bella said...

That's ok, Mikey can find another job. The more $$$ he makes, the more $$$ the players' families will get after they sue him.

However, he shouldn't be allowed to touch a case file, or anything else for that matter, in the next month.

Anonymous said...

Would not staying in office, thereby still the supervising counsel in the DA office, further be an ethical violation"

What are they gonna do to him? Disbar him?

miramar said...

Well, Police Chief Chalmers stopped working over a year ago and he's still on the payroll, so I guess by Durham standards this is considered a quick exit.

Oh City of Meds...

Anonymous said...

Frankly, he'll need the extra dough to pay off the inevitable civil suits, so...

Anonymous said...

I would guess the county has a leave policy - not seperated into sick and vacation time. At the end of his employment, he will be paid all his vacation time and maybe the sick time. If not,he might use up all the sick time.

Anonymous said...

Nofing is still "Mooning the System".


Hey, this is par for the course -- the Police Chief has been AWOL for at least a year.

Anonymous said...

forget Hudson,he's not going to do anything. Judge Smith is the one that is going to bring the hammer down this week and have Nifong arrested for lying in his court room. Defense attorney's have already said they will be filing the proper motions ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Mikey just wants a place where he can hole up and play his banjo for a month (Cy probably banned the banjo from their home!) and enjoy more DA Appreciation parties thrown by Victoria Peterson!! He'll relive the good times while shredding everything in his offic.

It's disgraceful that this is going to be allowed!! Where is Williamson when you need him!!

duke2009mom

Anonymous said...

I don't think Nifong should be allowed to continue running the Durham Police Department either.

If another stripper cries "rape" between now and July, it seems likely the accused will be gunned down in the streets.

Anonymous said...

Duke to issue statement at 3:00PM on their website.

Anonymous said...

Re: "If another stripper cries "rape" between now and July, it seems likely the accused will be gunned down in the streets."

In Durham, this would be called a "pre-trial motion."

Anonymous said...

Duke has settled with the families.

Anonymous said...

Re: "Duke has settled with the families."

Link? Please.

Anonymous said...

Easly just said that there is pending legistation that he expects to move forward rapidly that would allow him to immedialty remove a DA that is disbarred. Nifong may not jet his full 30 days

Anonymous said...

Can anyone speculate on why Nofing fired Freda Black as basically his first act as DA?

Anonymous said...

after all the drama and theatrics of his tearful testimony...he calculated that no matter what he could say he was resigning "for the good of Durham because its best for the city" and make it sound like he some noble soul worthy of leniency. When in reality he knew the disbarment couldnt be effective until 28 days later, and if he wasn't disbarred, then the motions to oust him would be soon thereafter anyway and probably strip him of some pension!!!

WHAT A FREAKING SLIME BALL

I AM RESCINDING MY PRAYERS FOR YOU NIFONG

Anonymous said...

Re: 2:09 rod allison, detroit

Nifong can always teach an ethics course at a local college; or go into the Epsicobal ministry.

Hey, don't laugh! It works for Jim McGreevey, our disgraced ex-Governor here in New Jersey, and we've got at least as much going for us as Durham and North Carolina.

-TombZ

Anonymous said...

Duke settlement statement:

http://dukenews.duke.edu/2007/06/settlement.html

Anonymous said...

NC Gov says he would remove him today if he could but will reomve hiom as soon as the legislation is on his desk.

Anonymous said...

The "Statement":

In a nutshell, Brodhead and the BOT have absolved themselves of any wrongdoing.

Yes, it was a "difficult" year, but the administration marches on like good Christian soldiers.

Those cowards are rotten to the core.

Anonymous said...

Nifong fired Freda (or more accurately, he accepted her resignation) because he believed she had behaved unethically in a prior case involving a man with whom she had a relationship.

Ironic, ain't it?

Anonymous said...

What will Nifong do?

"If he's resourceful, the sky's the limit: sales, paralegal, lecturer.

I recommend that he open up a KFC in Durham. I smells vindication."

-Polanski-

Roman:

I predict the Rev. Jesse will step in and volunteer to pay for the 'Fong's tuition that will prep him for his career change, from lying, loathsome DA and Minister of Injustice to....

REVEREND of Injustice?

N. Buchanon Street Sweeper?

Paris Hilton's Mentor?

Traffic Court Crossing Guard?

Paperboy for the NY Times?

Wahneenha's secretary?

OJ's caddy?

Ted Kennedy's driver? (God, he does NEED one!)

Illegal Immigration Czar?

"Dancing with the Stars" with partner Crystal Mangum?

"Do you want fries with that?"

Nancy disGrace's replacement?

President Brodhead's food taster?

Padless goalie for Duke lax team?

Anonymous said...

The Durham D.A.'s office needs to be cleaned out, from top to bottom. All the Hardin/Stephens/Nifong acolytes need to go, and the governor needs to appoint somebody who has not been tainted by that crowd's corruption.

Chicago said...

Would anyone here be willing to go to a doctor who had been stripped of his license to practice medicine? The same principal applies here.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the FBI bugged his offices and are watching him closely now.

Anonymous said...

"Yes, it was a "difficult" year, but the administration marches on like good Christian soldiers."

You mean like good little commies.

gs said...

Nifong as usual never does the right thing. He just drags it out. That was his strategy from the beginning. Delay giving evidence, delay interview witness. Delay, delay.

The July date just shows he lacks any bit of character. He sat down and figured out what is the last $ he could make off of the tax payers.

hman said...

The settlement from Duke all over the news.
Wow, that happened rather quickly after the whole world got a look at the sort of prosecution the Duke gang had been so loudly trying to enable.
Can you fault their judgment? How would like to be sitting at the defense table as the kids and families described (again) the hell that the enablers had encouraged.

simpleswine said...

Is Judy Shlegel an attorney? YEP...
http://pview.findlaw.com/view/1920407_1


Her post to the herald didn't indicate THAT huh?
http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/hsletters/index.cfm?

Anonymous said...

3:01

You're too funny. My sides still ache.

Anonymous said...

At 8:42 the N & O put on its website that tomorrow Judge Hudson will suspend Nifong and appoint a special prosecutor to pursue charges against Nifong.