- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2020

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court disciplined again on Friday a former Iowa prosecutor for professional conduct violations.

The high court suspended Jesse Marten’s law license for 30 days, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.

Marten was the top prosecutor for Floyd County before his removal in 2010 for violating ethics rules. The latest ruling is the second disciplinary matter against him.

Marzen was hired handle the business affairs of a couple who bought and sold classic cars, including included preparing their tax returns and estate matters.

The Iowa Supreme Court wrote it was “most troubled by Marzen’s willingness to provide knowingly inaccurate tax returns for his clients to give to their bank in support of a loan application.”

He was also accused of charging 18% interest on unpaid legal bills even though the charge wasn’t included in fee agreements.

Marzen was elected county attorney for Floyd County in 2006. He was removed from office in 2010 after the state’s Supreme Court found he violated ethical rules following claims he had a sexual relationship with a client while in private practice and disclosed privileged information about her to reporters.

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