First i knew about this.
Did anyone else know this?
Below is from a federal list of convictions that i stumbled across.
R. Jackson Rose, an attorney of Knoxville and Tazewell, Tennessee, had his license suspended on March 1, 1989. Rose was convicted in federal court of violating Title 18, Section 371, U.S.C.A., "Conspiracy to provide assistance and protection from law enforcement action to carry out an illegal gambling business." This conviction related to an FBI investigation in Claiborne County regarding illegal gambling that ultimately led to the conviction of the Claiborne County sheriff. Rose had pled guilty to the offense that he "did willfully, knowingly, intentionally and without authority combine, conspire, confederate and agree with another to commit an offense against the United States ... by obstructing and affecting commerce and the movement of articles and commodities in commerce by obtaining property, that is, the sum of $18,450.00 under color of official right."
Shortly after his guilty plea on September 25, 1986, Rose's license was summarily suspended pursuant to Section 14.9, Rule 9. A hearing committee conducted a hearing and recommended a three-year suspension. Rose appealed to the Claiborne County Circuit Court which affirmed the hearing panel's decision.
The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the hearing panel and circuit court. The suspension was made retroactive to September 25, 1986.