While the hammer’s dropping swiftly on attorney Richard Marcus for sabotaging a custody fight by getting a teenage girl married in the Bahamas, justice might be delayed for a co-defendant who has virtually vanished without a trace.

California State Bar Court Supervising Judge Richard Honn recommended last week that Marcus, a Valencia, Calif., solo practitioner, be suspended from practicing law for nine months and placed on probation for three years for his role in a bizarre scheme aimed at helping a 16-year-old girl escape her father’s custody through an international marriage.

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