The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered that two attorneys be disbarred for a plot to trick a judge’s former law clerk while investigating the possible bias of a former state judge in a civil case.

The state’s Board of Bar Overseers recommended disbarment for Kevin Curry and Gary Crossen, who helped set up fake job interviews to pump the former clerk for information. The interviews were also secretly taped. In the Matter of Kevin P. Curry, No. SJC-09904 (Mass.), In the Matter of Gary C. Crossen, No. SJC-09905 (Mass.)