State Bar investigating Stringer over attorney application; Shooter sues

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror

The State Bar of Arizona is investigating state Rep. David Stringer, who is facing a legislative ethics probe and expulsion threat over recent revelations that he faced sex-crime charges in Maryland in 1983.

The Supreme Court currently asks attorney applicants if they have ever been served with a criminal summons.

Related: Former Rep. Shooter files suit

State Bar spokesman Rick DeBruhl told Arizona Mirror that there is a preliminary investigation regarding Stringer’s application to practice law in Arizona. Stringer was admitted to the Bar in 2004.

The Supreme Court currently asks attorney applicants if they have ever been served with a criminal summons, arrested, taken into custody, indicted, charged with, tried for, pleaded guilty to or been convicted of violating any law. A court spokesman was unsure what applicants were required to disclose in 2004. It is unknown what Stringer disclosed to the Arizona Supreme Court when he applied to practice law in the state.

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