Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2020, 4:48 PM

No Reinstatement For Child Sex Crimes Prosecutor Caught in Sting

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

An Alabama court has denied reinstatement to a former prosecutor who worked on child sex crimes cases but was suspended himself in 2015 after being arrested for electronic solicitation of an underage girl.

The Alabama Supreme Court on May 8 reversed its disciplinary board’s decision to grant reinstatement to former Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Steven John Giardini, holding that the board’s findings were “clearly erroneous in light of the facts in this case.”

Giardini was arrested in April 2009 after engaging in online conversations of a graphic sexual nature with an FBI agent posing as a 15-year-old girl, the ...

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