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Former Prosecutor Facing Absolute Disbarment in Kansas

The Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys has recommended Spradling be disbarred for misconduct during the prosecution of criminal cases.

Former Shawnee Co. ADA facing disbarment

JAN 28, 2022 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: JAN 30, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Former Shawnee County Assistant District Attorney Jacqie Spradling could soon lose her right to practice law.

On February 4, the Kansas Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing on the possible disbarment of Spradling.

Spradling was the top assistant under former Shawnee Co. DA Chad Taylor and was the primary prosecutor in the ongoing Dana Chandler homicide case.

After leaving Shawnee County, she was hired as a special prosecutor in the rape case of Jacob Ewing in Jackson County, and then went on to serve as county attorney for Bourbon and Allen Counties (in Kansas).

The Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys has recommended Spradling be disbarred for “…..misconduct involving Spradling’s conduct during the prosecution of criminal cases.”

That includes the Chandler case, as well as the Ewing trial in Jackson County.

The Hearing panel’s unanimous vote was that Spradling should be disbarred and that her law license be indefinitely suspended.   At her disciplinary hearing, Spradling argued that she should receive no discipline for her prosecution of cases in Kansas District courts.

Spradling is no longer employed in Shawnee County or Jackson County.

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Former Prosecutor Facing Absolute Disbarment in Kansas
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  1. Eileen Umbehr

    May 27, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Here is an update on this story you did:

    Kansas Reflector

    “After carefully considering the findings, conclusions, recommendations and the American Bar Association standards for imposing lawyer sanctions, we find that respondent’s intolerable acts of deception warrant the severe sanction of disbarment.”

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