Local News

Trial Date Set for Nifong Ethics Complaint

A May 11 trial is set for the ethics complaint filed against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

Posted Updated
Switch to classic wral.com
Mike Nifong
DURHAM, N.C. — A trial date is now set for the ethics complaint filed against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

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.
Image

Copyright 2022 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

ImageFeedback