A federal judge ordered more than $1 million in sanctions Friday against Miami attorney Bernardo Roman III, who represented the Miccosukee tribe in its feverish pursuit of a federal racketeering suit against its former legal counsel.
The Miccosukee tribe’s “internal feud blinded its counsel, Bernardo Roman III, from adhering to the ethical tenants of our profession,” U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke in Miami wrote. She called his conduct “egregious and abhorrent” more than a year after finding no basis for the lawsuit.
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