A grievance filed by defense attorney Phil Cherner with the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct about the CHEEZO operation led to the unit being disbanded.
At issue are ethics rules for Colorado lawyers that state: An attorney shall not lie, deceive or engage in subterfuge. The subterfuge rule applies to any employee of a lawyer’s office, according to state ethical guidelines.
The investigators, a husband and wife, misrepresented their ages, posing as children, during the course of their operations.
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