Lawyer Fined $500 for Disorderly Conduct in D.C. Federal Courthouse

, The National Law Journal


Prosecutors in Washington, D.C., Tuesday abandoned two felony assault charges against solo defense and human rights lawyer Ning Ye in exchange for a guilty plea to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Ye was charged in October 2008 for a skirmish that happened months earlier in the vestibule of a courtroom in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The presiding judge, Richard Leon, had said the case posed risks for the government, and the defense, should it have proceeded to trial.

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