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Judge slaps down Alex Jones attorney’s request to delay his 6-month suspension for sharing private info of Sandy Hook families

Alex Jones’ lawyer lost his first attempt to delay his six-month suspension for sharing the confidential information of Sandy Hook families, News8 reports.

Judge Barbara Bellis said last week that the medical records and other information shared by attorney Norm Pattis “was carelessly passed around from one unauthorized person to another.”

In a tweet this Wednesday, Pattis said that his “next stop” will be the Connecticut Supreme Court.

“I suspect I will be out of the #JoeBiggs case today as well. Although unplanned, six months off sounds good about now,” Pattis said, referring to a member of the Proud Boys he’s currently defending.

From Law&Crime:

Biggs is charged alongside Proud Boys leader Enrique TarrioZachary RehlDominic Pezzola, and Ethan Nordean with seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The five men are accused of plotting to use force to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden‘s 2020 electoral win that day, when mobs of Donald Trump supporters swarmed the Capitol building, causing an estimated $2.7 million in damage and forcing lawmakers and staff to either evacuate the building or shelter in place.

Bellis said the court agreed with the Disciplinary Counsel’s recommendation to suspend Pattis from practicing law for six months.

“We cannot expect our system of justice or our attorneys to be perfect but we can expect fundamental fairness and decency. There was no fairness or decency in the treatment of the plaintiffs’ most sensitive and personal information, and no excuse for the respondent’s misconduct,” Bellis wrote.

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