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RALEIGH, N.C. — District Attorney Mike Nifong will be disbarred for his disastrous prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of rape, a disciplinary committee decided yesterday. Even the veteran prosecutor said the punishment was appropriate.
He said Mr. Nifong's early comments about the case — which included a confident proclamation that he wouldn't allow Durham to become known for "a bunch of lacrosse players from Duke raping a black girl" — were purposefully designed to boost his campaign for district attorney.
"This matter has been a fiasco. There's no doubt about it," committee Chairman F. Lane Williamson said.