TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The state's highest court is suspending three Florida lawyers accused of orchestrating the DUI arrest of an adversary.
News media outlets report the court on Friday suspended Stephen Diaco, Robert Adams and Adam Filthaut.
The scandal came to light in 2013 during a high-profile civil trial involving two radio personalities, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem and Todd "MJ" Schnitt.
During the hard-fought trial, Schnitt's lawyer, C. Phillip Campbell was arrested for DUI. Diaco, Adams and Filthaut worked for the law firm representing Clem. The state bar alleged that the three lawyers set Campbell up.
A circuit judge found the three lawyers guilty of numerous ethical violations, and the state Supreme Court is considering permanently disbarring them.
No one immediately returned a phone call left at the lawyers' firm after hours Friday.