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I was just cleaning out my files, and I came across my hard copy of the disciplinary action by the California Bar against right-wing radio personality and former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock by the California Bar.  I realized I had a .pdf of this same document, so I thought it might be of interest to others to see it.

You can find it here.

Many people may not know the story of Roger Hedgecock, partly because he seems to be on a mission to make sure it's buried forever.  He calls himself a "recovering lawyer" or something like that.  I rather think that might be wishful thinking: at the time, I don't think he wanted to recover from anything, just avoid disbarment.

You can read the whole thing for yourself, but I can summarize it for you.  Roger and some friends of his (one of whom included J. David Dominelli, later to be caught running a ponzi scheme) got together to funnel campaign contributions to Roger in excess of the legal limits through a dummy corporation.  They got caught, and Roger got prosecuted for a number of offenses related to that scheme, and also for perjury for trying to cover up the whole thing.  He was convicted, but later had conviction overturned by the California Supreme Court (on one of those "technicalities" that right-wingers often rail against).  Later, Roger pled out to a misdemeanor.

After that, the California Bar instituted disciplinary proceedings.  Note that the Bar and Hedgecock stipulated to the facts as set forth in the Supreme Court opinion; in other words, Roger admitted that he did what the prosecutors said he did.

There is one hilariously ironic twist to this story as well.  At the back of the document, you will see that a Superior Court judge, G. Dennis Adams, submitted a "good character" letter on Roger's behalf.  A couple of years later, Judge Adams was himself convicted of bribery as part of a massive influence-buying scandal perpetrated by a lawyer named Patrick Frega.

Anyway, enjoy this document, and remember, if you get caught in something like this, I suggest you provide character references who actually are of good character.

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