- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has ruled that three lawyers deliberately and maliciously set up the DUI arrest of an opposing attorney in a high-profile trial involving two radio DJs.

A Pinellas County judge appointed as referee by the Florida Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Stephen Diaco, Robert Adams and Adam Filthaut violated Florida Bar rules by setting up their opponent with the help of a paralegal and a Tampa police officer.

The lawyers could face sanctions, including disbarment. A hearing will be held Aug. 6 to determine their punishment.

Lawyer Phil Campbell was arrested for DUI in 2013 in the middle of a trial. Campbell was representing radio shock jock Todd “MJ” Schnitt, who was suing another DJ, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, for slander. Clem was being represented by the Adams and Diaco law firm.

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Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, https://www.tampatrib.com


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