Atty Must Face $300K Child Porn Judgment, 6th Circ. Says

Law360 (January 6, 2020, 11:57 AM EST) -- An attorney who created and presented child pornography as part of his defense testimony for clients accused of possessing child pornography cannot use bankruptcy to duck a $300,000 civil judgment he was ordered to pay the minors in the stock images that he altered, the Sixth Circuit has held.

The court determined Friday that in a “rare case of clear error,” the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio should not have allowed attorney Dean Boland to avoid paying the civil judgment after finding he had not “willfully and maliciously” injured the minors.

As part of his testimony in defense...

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