February 8, 2011- Today, attorney Kevin Zeese filed two formal complaints against Justice Clarence Thomas for falsifying 20 years of financial disclosure statements and benefitting financially from his decisions. The first complaint, filed with the Washington D.C. Bar Disciplinary Committee, seeks Justice Thomas’ disbarment.
“Justice Thomas violated the Rules of Professional Conduct: he committed crimes that carry serious jail time if prosecuted, he acted in a untrustworthy manner, his conduct involved dishonesty, deceit and misrepresentation, and he engaged in conduct that seriously interfered with the administration of justice.”
The second complaint, filed with the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section, seeks criminal prosecution.
“Justice Thomas committed at least 20 crimes by falsifying 20 financial disclosure forms in order hide his wife’s employers and to enrich himself and his family. The crimes he committed carry serious jail time if prosecuted, and those and similar false statement crimes have been prosecuted against many others in the past without allowance for immunity by amendment. Justice Thomas acted in an untrustworthy manner, his conduct involved dishonesty, deceit and misrepresentation, and he engaged in conduct that seriously interfered with the administration of justice.
We urge you to treat Justice Thomas with “Equal Justice Under Law” as stated above the main portico of the Supreme Court building. That means he should not get special treatment by virtue of his position but instead should be charged and prosecuted for his 20 years of false statements which benefitted him and his wife while harming those who appeared before him, the institution of the Supreme Court, and the public’s confidence in the rule of law.”