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Oklahoma Lawyer Suspended for Role in Response to Criticism

Nov. 30, 2020, 7:35 PM

An Oklahoma lawyer who pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors relating to his accessory role after the fact in a scheme involving threatening responses to online criticism was suspended for two years and one day by the state’s highest court.

Bradley Alan Pistotnik’s misconduct “reflected poorly” on the state bar “and brought disrepute on the legal professional as a whole,” the Oklahoma Supreme Court said Nov. 25.

Pistotnik “acted as an accessory after the fact and paid for rather than accepted payment for illegal conduct” involving a web developer he hired to help him with online reputation management for his law...

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