Former Lake County Prosecutor Faces Disbarment in Wake of Drug Scandal

marijuanaAaron Isaacson, a former Lake County Prosecutor, faces possible disbarment after he was implicated in his roommate’s drug dealing operation.

In 2009, Isaacson’s roommate was arrested for delivering 23 lbs of marijuana to a customer. The roommate is currently serving a prison sentence of 12 years.

Isaacson initially denied his involvement in the drug operation, but eventually agreed to cooperate in exchange for all criminal charges being dropped. According to his roommate, Isaacson helped deliver drugs to customers, and was well aware of regular drug deals that occurred in the home.

Though Isaacson faces no criminal charges, he may well lose his law license because of his involvement in the drug operation. Last month, an Illinois disciplinary panel ruled that Isaacson should be disbarred stating that he showed “an utter disregard for his responsibilities to uphold the law.” The final decision on Isaacson’s disbarment will be made by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Sean Sullivan Comments

As a member of the legal community, I would defiantly agree that this person should lose their law license. It is clear this lawyer knowingly violated the law repeatedly, and then sought to continue to prosecute others for crimes they committed. This behavior is the very definition of hypocrisy.

It would be one thing if this was a one-time mistake such as a first time DUI or some kind of assault charge. Mistakes happen, and anyone can screw up and do something stupid. Lawyers are like anyone else, and should not necessarily lose their license for a momentary lapse in judgment. Clearly though this lawyer felt that the law didn’t apply to him. No one is above the law.


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