Houston Atty Fights Disbarment Over Fake Car Crash Incident

Law360, Houston (May 18, 2017, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A Houston attorney who was disbarred after pleading guilty to his role in a criminal organization that fabricated a car crash and accompanying medical bills appealed his punishment to the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing other attorneys have received lesser punishment for “more egregious” behavior.

Ikechukwu Nweze, 64, told the court that the state bar's Board of Disciplinary Appeals should have considered his request for suspension instead of disbarment, writing in his brief notice of appeal to the state's high court that there are "several...
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