That's all well and good for Mr. Orchard but what about his former boss and fellow defendant attorney Steven Stoll who was also federally indicted for his role in "Operation Copout", we know the government chose not to retry him after his first trial ended with a mistrial, but what about the Florida bar? From Mr. Stoll's bar page...
Anyone surprised? Four years after his arrest, four years after a plea and the subsequent sealing of his criminal record, not a single action from the bar.
Once again, what's the big deal about any of this? No big deal I guess unless you've picked up on the fact that whether it's the Florida Bar or the state attorneys office, their choice of prosecutions seems to be highly selective. While some people are put through the ringer, others aren't even investigated. Maybe I'm nuts, but I'm of the belief that if an attorney pleads out to a crime, they should receive some sort of discipline from the appropriate professional governing bodies. Let's see if they still sit back and do nothing after we get done filing our complaints.