Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Brooklyn Eagle reports John O'Hara, who was convicted of vote fraud in the early ‘90s, has been readmitted to the state bar. It is also reported that the Committee on Character and Fitness, which reinstated O'Hara, is also reported to have issued a "scathing criticism" of District Attorney Charles Hynes’ decision to prosecute to begin with. Indeed, the Committee expressed "grave doubts" that O'Hara did anything wrong at all. According to the New York Post, O’Hara is the only person besides suffragette Susan B. Anthony to be convicted of such a charge. See story here and here.