In 2014, Waterbury attorney Karl Shehu was a Republican candidate for state Senate, but lost the election in a landslide. He’s also not having much success persuading state disciplinary officials and judges.

Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina recently upheld a reprimand against a Shehu, who allegedly tried to extract a $70,000 settlement from a California attorney in lieu of filing a grievance complaint against him. “While the court recognizes the hardship of having such a sanction imposed in what is essentially the infancy of one’s legal career, there is no reason to think that the [Statewide Grievance Committee] did not properly consider this factor,” Robaina wrote.

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