Lawyer Removes Post Calling Client a ‘Terrible Criminal’
An Iowa criminal defense lawyer has removed a Facebook post in which he called a client an “idiot” and “terrible criminal” who deserved to be jailed, reports the Associated Press.
Chad Frese said his post was being misinterpreted by other lawyers, who said the rant was highly inappropriate and likely violated ethics rules governing the profession. He said that he shared the post only with his Facebook friends and that he didn’t think it crossed any lines, according to AP reporter Ryan J. Foley.
The post also included: “He needed to shut his mouth because he was the dumbest person in the conversation by 100 times.” And he added, “You wonder why we need jails huh?”