A Kansas City lawyer has been disbarred for charging a soldier a fee of $3,500 an hour, shouting profanities at court clerks, brawling with court security officers and suggesting that a judge is pedophile.
Attorney Carlos D. Romious, also known as D. Carlos Romious, of Kansas City, Mo., was disbarred from the practice of law in Kansas, according to a Kansas Supreme Court order today.
The court also cited three other instances of his behavior in different courts, including other types of allegations.
At the U.S. Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas, there was an incident at the entrance where Romious walked through a security scan check.
According to court documents, he removed items from his pockets, put them in the tray, walked through the magnetometer and the alarm sounded. He was told to remove his watch and walk through it again. He refused, became loud and used profane language, according to court security officers.
The officers told him to return through the security check or to leave the building, but instead he walked toward the elevators, and was told to stop.
“Deputy Marshal Franklin told the Respondent to leave the courthouse,” the court documents stated. “The Respondent refused to do so. The Respondent told Deputy Marshal Franklin that he would have to move him. Deputy Marshal Franklin put a hand on the Respondent and the Respondent shoved Deputy Marshal Franklin. Deputy Marshal Franklin took the Respondent to the floor. The struggle between Deputy Marshal Franklin and the Respondent continued, knocking over the magnetometer and going through a set of doors. Eventually, the Respondent was placed under arrest. Deputy Marshal Franklin received minor injuries in the incident.”
According to the court documents, Romious was indicted in a three-count complaint over this incident, including two misdemeanors and one felony charge of resisting and impeding the marshals in their official duties. The attorney entered into a plea agreement, pleading guilty to the first count of failing to comply with official signs and with the direction of a federal police officer.
To read the entire decision, visit http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/opinions/SupCt/2010/20101008/104200.pdf
Credit: Wyandotte Daily News