Ohio lawyer disciplined for intercepting emails
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is temporarily suspending the law license of a former state lawyer who was fired for intercepting sensitive emails between Ohio public safety employees and investigators.
The court on Thursday suspended Joshua Engel's law license for six months for violating professional conduct rules when he worked as the Ohio Department of Public Safety's chief legal counsel.
Engel previously pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of disclosing confidential information. He was sentenced to $750 and suspended jail time of 30 days on each count. He also agreed to cooperate with state investigations regarding the email interceptions and a botched drug sting at the governor's residence.
A court board had noted that Engel's actions didn't benefit him or harm anyone else.
A message was left Thursday for Engel.