The State Supreme Court decides Cole County Prosecutor Bill Tacket should receive a reprimand for an inappropriate conversation with a Callaway County judge back when Tackett was an assistant prosecutor. While meeting with the judge, Tackett discussed speeding tickets issued to his brother and another man. The tickets were “fixed,” and finger-pointing began once the information became public. Attorney “Chip” Robertson, a former Supreme Court Judge, represented Tackett. He insisted it was all a mistake, adding it would be ridiculous to think someone could expect to make a legal charge disappear without anyone noticing. The Court’s ruling agreed with the Chief Disciplinary Counsel that rules were violated, but finds there was no intentional misrepresentation or falsehood by Tackett. Tackett could have had his license to practice law suspended or revoked. Instead, he gets a reprimand.
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