Trial Date Set for Nifong Ethics Complaint
The State Bar filed the complaint last month, saying Nifong might have engaged in deceptive behavior in the way he has handled a sexual assault case involving members of Duke Unviersity's lacrosse team.
The bar takes issue with comments Nifong made early on in the case.
Nifong's trial is set for May 11.
He has hired Winston-Salem attorney David Freedman to defend him. Freedman has represented other attorneys in State Bar matters.
A three-member panel will decide guilt or innocence and then, depending on the outcome, may impose a sentence. That could be anything from a warning to being disbarred.
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