Airing live now on all the cable news networks. The sentence is coming up. Prediction: Suspension of his law license for a few years, but no disbarment.
Update: The commissioner’s been reading the list of charges and verdicts for a solid 10 minutes now and the camera’s barely moved from Nifong’s stricken face. He’s getting a good, sweet, hard dose of public shame here. Nice job by the bar letting this be televised.
Update: Twenty minutes of reading the charges now. Guilty so far on 90+% of them.
Update: They’re moving to the sentencing phase now but they want to hear some witnesses first. Hopefully the end will come this afternoon.
Update: Six charges related to “dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”
Update: Bombshell — according to Fox News, Nifong has offered to surrender his law license to the state bar. Not sure why. Maybe he’s trying to head off the humiliation of a disbarment verdict, i.e., “you can’t fire me, I quit”? The Foxies are speculating that he’s showing contrition in hopes of being allowed to reapply in five years.
Update: I’m on my way out but FoxNews.com is on it.
Update: Three hours a week I leave the house. Three hours a week, and naturally those three coincide with Mike Nifong being disbarred. Sigh.
It took ’em awhile. But it was worth it.