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Minnesota Supreme Court suspends Hennepin County prosecutor for lie that resulted in rape case dismissal

Catherine McEnroe was suspended for 60 days and fined

The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended a senior Hennepin County prosecutor placed on leave a year ago after a lie to a judge resulted in the rare decision to dismiss a rape case.

Catherine McEnroe, a 31-year lawyer who has been with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office since 2013, is suspended for 60 days and required to pay a $900 fine, the court ordered. The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed for disciplinary action in the fallout of the case dismissal last January.

The court order says that McEnroe committed professional misconduct warranting public discipline for "making knowingly false statements to a court and opposing counsel during a criminal trial and engaging in dishonest conduct to cover up the false statements."

https://www.startribune.com/mn-supreme-court-suspends-hennepin-county-prosecutor-for-lie-that-resulted-in-rape-case-dismissal/600332468/

 

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