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Alex Jones’ lawyer suspended for 6 months for posting footage

HARTFORD, Connecticut. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist attorney Alex Jones has been suspended from practicing law in Connecticut for six months for improperly providing other Jones attorneys in Texas with confidential documents, including medical records of relatives of the Sandy Hook victims. Shooting in elementary school.

Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision on Thursday afternoon was part of the families’ lawsuit against Jones for repeatedly calling the shooting a hoax on his Infowars show, which resulted in Jones being ordered to pay more than $1.4 billion in damages since the latest trial. jury in Connecticut. year.

Bellis said attorney Norm Pattis of New Haven failed to protect the families’ confidential records in violation of her order, which restricted access to documents for attorneys in the Connecticut case. She called his actions a “terrible failure” and “inexcusable”.

“We cannot expect our justice system or our lawyers to be perfect, but we can expect fundamental fairness and decency,” the judge wrote. “There was no fairness or decency in the handling of Plaintiffs’ most sensitive and personal information, nor was there any justification for Defendant’s (Pattis’s) misconduct.”

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