Nifong Resigns

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jun 15, 2007 4:56 PM

From the stand in his ethics trial:

"Throughout the years I have served as a prosecutor I have always tried to do the right thing," a tearful Nifong said. "In this case, Iwas trying to do the right thing. Much of the criticism directed to mein the is case is justified. The allegations that I'm a liar, however,are not justified."

Nifong said regardless of the State Bar's decision, it would not be fair to the people in Durham County to be represented by "someone who is not held in high esteem."

Little sympathy:

"It was an obvious cynical ploy to save his law license, and hisapology to these people is far too little and comes far too late," said defense lawyer Joseph Cheshire.

Update: Sniffly video.