Monday, March 22, 2010

Flabby-Assed County Attorney Suspended

Well there is another account of an attorney alleging screwing the client and the disciplinary (this time in Iowa) authorities treating the offense as something less than the heinous act that it is.  Jesse Marzen drew an indefinite suspension not to exceed 6 months.  This elected official represented a mentally ill woman in his seperate private practice and according to her engaged in sexual realtions with her in lieu of attorney fees.  She described his buttocks as "flabby."

At the time the allegations surfaced, Marzen was in a race for Floyd County attorney which he won.  Marzen disclosed intimate and confidential information about his client to the media.  The Iowa disciplinary authorities sanctioned this guy for those disclosures but dismissed the sexual misconduct charges, as "not proved."  I linked the Iowas Supreme Court opinion and you can see for yourself why I think this guy got a huge break on the sexual misconduct charges. 

It is abundantly clear from the evidence that Marzen and the woman called "Jane Doe" in the Iowa Supreme Court opinion had a personal relationship.  She says Marzen had repeated sexual intercourse with her. 

She descirbes his buttocks and his unclothed appearance as being that of someone who has lost an enormous amount of weight and carrying skin folds around his waist and buttocks.  Marzen weighed 350 pounds in school and weighs half that now.   She also describes a mole on his back, which he admitted he has, but claims she "could have seen" at the town pool or while he was cutting his grass which he says he does shirtless.   Various witnesses claim to have seen him at her house, even exiting a bedroom with her.  She described the layout of his house in detail, but he denies that she waas ever in his home, but he acknowleges being in her home on several occasions, "purely business."

What is apparent, is that Marzen set himself up.  His accuser suffers from at least one diagnosed mental defect and Marzen handled his relationship with her in a way that invited the allegations which may be true, at least one of the hearing panel memebers thought the allegations were proved.  Iowa's Supeme Court found credibility "problems with both Marzen and Doe." 

In the end, Marzen's sanction came from telling a local television channel that his client had had a sexual relationship with a probation officer and that she did not pay his fee bill.  Both matters were subject to professional obligations to maintain confidentiality.  Mr. Marzen was throwing mud on his client to deflect her accusations because Marzen was in a political contest for County attorney.   Look, however you look at it, Jesse Marzen screwed his client.  His 6 month suspension is a trravesty.

Oh, and she is suing him. 

Let me repeat myself, don't screw the client!

11 comments:

  1. B.L. i think you should re-think your objections at least in part certainly the disclosure issue is troublesome however give the challanging economic conditions that we now face it may be practical to exercise the barter system much more frquently than in the past

    the pope

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  2. B.L.

    by the way how many hours did each contribute for their part of the transaction

    thik thrift

    the pope

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  3. Did anyone read that he payed his Ninja instructor to drive from Ohio to Iowa for 14,000 to tell him whether a knive could slice someone? Then ADMITTED to after hours training with him.

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  4. http://www.globegazette.com/shared-content/search/index.php?search=go&l=20&s=recent&r=&d1=03/09/10&d2=03/23/10&q=Jesse%20marzen

    This guy had LOTS of issues.

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  5. This guy is a complete douchebag. After this story in the Globe other women have come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct as well.

    He should be banned from ever practicing law. ever.

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  6. it is all in the documents that the tossbag removed the mole prior to his medical examine. If more come forward he will probably have to go in and get rid of evidence- perhaps neuter himself first.

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  7. Well when he f@#ks up enough those prison boy's will have something to hold onto.

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  8. The Floyd County Courthouse is a much better place to work now. 6 months is not enough, but at least it got him out of here!!

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  9. I want to thank the commentators for adding some real insight into this guy's situation. One of my observations almost from the outset of doing the sort of worthwhile work that I actually did, was that with perpetrators you tend not to get the guy who screwed up--on one occasion. You don't "ease up on intercourse or rape," lots of transgressions preliminary to the "fall" have come before--in my experience so it is no big surprise to hear that there are other women coming forward. With any luck, this will be the end of his "public service."

    BL

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  10. wow dont even listen to the other half of the story this ass bag site is fucked up

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