Moment attorney called police to say PTA rival had drugs on her
These two deserve each other.
"The couple's conflict with Kelli appears to have begun in February 2010, when Jill came to pick up her son from school and found that he wasn't waiting for her.
Kelli told her the boy had been 'a little slow' - meaning he hadn't joined the lineup at the same time as the other students.
But Jill took it as a derogatory comment regarding her son's intelligence. Jill and her then-husband Kent tried to get Kelly fired - an attempt that culminated with planting drugs in her car.
'She just went after me full force,' Kelli said in a Dr Phil interview in May. 'The lies started there. She just started saying anything that she could – that I hurt her son, that I dragged him out back, that I bloodied his knuckles, that I punished him, that I called him names, berated him, just went on and on.'"
Jill is just projecting her personality on Kelli, Jill is an ugly, evil person, actions speak loudly.
When all the backstabbing failed, this couple of carbuncles took a different tact.
"New surveillance images show the moment an attorney made a bogus call to police saying his PTA president rival had drugs on her - hours after he planted them her car to stitch her up.
Kent Easter is seen walking through the lobby of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California, on February 16, 2011, telling a 911 dispatcher he thought Kelli Peters was 'driving erratically' and under the influence of narcotics while looking after children at Plaza Vista Elementary School.
He used the name VJ Chandrasckhr and started using an Indian-American accent halfway through the call - arousing the suspicion of cops who were listening in."
Police investigated, and charged the couple.
"Jill was sentenced to 120 days in prison in October 2013 and Kent was handed a 180-day sentence in September 2014, as shown in an ABC News timeline.
She spent about 60 days behind bars and he served 87 days. Jill and Kent, both former lawyers, were ordered to pay $5.7 million in damages to Kelli in January.
Jill has been disbarred while Kent's license to practice has been suspended."
Suspended? This makes me rue the day I became a lawyer. Both should be permanently disbarred. This was driven by a trivial slight, and the desire to be President of the PTA. To accomplish those goals they subjected a woman to serious felony charges which could have landed her in prison for years; they procured illegal drugs, perverted the course of justice, and sought to mislead police, and the courts in this matter.
Frankly, doing any one of these acts should be grounds for permanent disbarment. I really do not care if this would create a life long hardship for this pair of carbuncles.
Thank God I am not a member of the California bar, although I commonly see the bar protecting its members at the expense of the public just like this.
Which leads me to state: the bar must be disbanded in every state. It is a mechanism to protect attorneys against the interests of the public. Get rid of it, it is an anachronism.