Judge throws out ex-Thomas aide Rachel Alexander’s appeal
Published: June 20, 2012 at 7:03 am
A judge dismissed an appeal of a decision that suspends a former Maricopa County prosecutor’s law license for her role in an unsuccessful racketeering lawsuit against county officials on behalf of then-County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
The dismissal of Rachel Alexander’s appeal came as she was asking for more time to file her opening appellate brief.
Presiding Disciplinary Judge William O’Neil says in his dismissal order that Alexander filed the request at or shortly after a June 6 deadline and that her appeal is now considered abandoned.
Her six-month suspension takes effect on July 23.
The disciplinary panel that ruled against Alexander also disbarred Thomas and another of his former prosecutors after finding, in part, that they broke criminal laws in knowingly bringing false bribery charges against a judge.
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