Shortly after jailing a disbarred lawyer who continued to practice law—while forging documents, court clerk seals and even judges’ signatures—a Columbus judge was so concerned about the possible damage that he sent out his own press release warning the public and urging any clients “scammed” by the man to contact his office or the police.

On Nov. 22, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit Judge Bobby G. Peters ordered Elliot J. Vogt jailed for 20 days without bond on criminal contempt charges following a hearing during which “numerous witnesses, including lawyers and clients,” recounted being told that Vogt was a lawyer in good standing when, in fact, he had been disbarred in Alabama in August and had his Georgia law license suspended indefinitely in January after he “failed to adequately respond to the State Bar’s Notice of Investigation,” according to the Georgia Supreme Court’s order.

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