Ganim Seeking To Get Law License Back

Ganim Seeking To Get Law License Back

There are 23 comments on the The Hartford Courant story from Sep 11, 2012, titled Ganim Seeking To Get Law License Back. In it, The Hartford Courant reports that:

Former Bridgeport mayor Joseph Ganim is scheduled to appear before a panel of judges Tuesday morning to seek reinstatement of his law license, two years after he was released from federal prison.

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BPT

Wolcott, CT

#1 Sep 11, 2012
only in the legal profession would this be allowed.
if you were an accountant, and stole money from your clients, you would not be a cpa after prison.
if you were an insurance agent and defrauded an insurance company, you would not be an insurance agent after prison.

how the lawyers get away with things is beyond me.......but most politicians ARE lawyers, so that may tell us something.

Since: Jul 12

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#2 Sep 11, 2012
Regardless if Ganim is a law clerk or a lawyer, he still be pay by his rich daddy. True, he should never be a lawyer.
Nofreakinway

Stratford, CT

#3 Sep 11, 2012
There is no way that this convicted felon should ever get his law license back. He never acknowledged any guilt, never showed any remorse, and took advantage of every legal shortcut he could to reduce his sentence, like entering rehab for a drug problem that nobody knew existed.

But daddy has deep pockets, and extensive contacts in the corrupt Bridgeport Democratic machine, so he will probably get it back next week.
CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#4 Sep 11, 2012
Corrupt goes a bit beyond Bridgeport. Look at Blumenthal and McKinney. McKinney on the appropriations commitee and Blumenthal giving his ex-law partner Golub from Greenwich a 1/4 billion dollars of state tax money. Blumenthal approved ALL of the road contracts that got Rowland canned. Waivers to dump all kinds of toxic stuff here in this state, McKinney and Wasserman each took a million bucks from the taxpayers to cover it up, so how much did they make? Tighten your belt? Not fot the new D.E.E.P., take a look at the roster of how many are standing by to get that old oil container you dropped. Check out how much they paid their buddies for all sorts of emergency equipment. There's a place for Ganim in this system, they just won't let him get caught again unless he gets greedy.
Brightness Eludes You

Asheville, NC

#5 Sep 11, 2012
BPT wrote:
only in the legal profession would this be allowed.
if you were an accountant, and stole money from your clients, you would not be a cpa after prison.
if you were an insurance agent and defrauded an insurance company, you would not be an insurance agent after prison.
how the lawyers get away with things is beyond me.......but most politicians ARE lawyers, so that may tell us something.
Two lies in your pathetic statement: The man does not yet have his license back, and IMHO he will not be reinstated.

Second lie is: Most politicians are NOT lawyers. The same holds true in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.

Idiot.
BPT

Wolcott, CT

#6 Sep 12, 2012
Brightness Eludes You wrote:
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Two lies in your pathetic statement: The man does not yet have his license back, and IMHO he will not be reinstated.
Second lie is: Most politicians are NOT lawyers. The same holds true in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.
Idiot.
sounds like YOUR a lawyer....did i hit a nerve?
BPT

Wolcott, CT

#7 Sep 12, 2012
DUH...
YOU'RE..........
guess i never be a lawyer.
AVA_AVA_AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Sep 12, 2012
I am a Nurse and if I stole I would not be allowed to get my license back.If you are a Police Officer the same holds true as well as most professions.Why should he be different or be rewarded for what he did.Hell no!
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#9 Sep 12, 2012
Brightness Eludes You wrote:
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Two lies in your pathetic statement: The man does not yet have his license back, and IMHO he will not be reinstated.
Second lie is: Most politicians are NOT lawyers. The same holds true in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.
Idiot.
Nope. Three quarters of the House AND the Senate are lawyers. Try again!
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#10 Sep 12, 2012
And if this jackal gets his license back, we might as well ALL become criminals, because the standards of justice that are supposedly in place to keep criminals at bay will have been broken beyond repair.
Been There Seen That

Asheville, NC

#11 Sep 12, 2012
LynneB wrote:
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Nope. Three quarters of the House AND the Senate are lawyers. Try again!
That came out of your colon, not from the available data. Do you have a cite, lazy?

The last I checked, less than 50% of Congress was lawyers. I just checked again. 60% of the Senate is lawyers, and 37% of the House is lawyers.

So you are FOS.

And, btw, I agree that the disbarred mayor should NOT be allowed to practice law. Whether the disbarment should follow him to his grave is another matter. The purpose of most sanctions by society against the transgressor are to rehabilitate, not to take revenge.
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#12 Sep 12, 2012
Been There Seen That wrote:
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That came out of your colon, not from the available data. Do you have a cite, lazy?
The last I checked, less than 50% of Congress was lawyers. I just checked again. 60% of the Senate is lawyers, and 37% of the House is lawyers.
So you are FOS.
And, btw, I agree that the disbarred mayor should NOT be allowed to practice law. Whether the disbarment should follow him to his grave is another matter. The purpose of most sanctions by society against the transgressor are to rehabilitate, not to take revenge.
Thanks for checking, I knew that there were more lawyers in congress than you said at first.
And it's been proven time and again that rehabilitation only works if the person being rehabilitated WANTS to be. Ganim is teaching other white collar crooks how to game the system. I don't think he should be allowed to practice law again. If he's disbarred, it likely will follow him to his grave, nothing you can do about that. He can find some other kind of gainful employment.
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#13 Sep 12, 2012
And for the record, I just checked myself and here's what I found:

"As has been true in recent Congresses, the vast majority of Members (92% of House Members
and 99% of Senators) at the beginning of the 112th Congress held bachelorís degrees. The CQ Roll Call Member Profiles indicate that 26 Members of the House and 1 Senator have no educational degree beyond a high school diploma. Seven Members of the House, but no Senators, have associateís degrees as their highest degree, and one House Member has an LPN (nursing) degree. Eighty-three Members of the House and 16 Senators earned a masterís degree as their highest educational degree.*** Law degrees are held by 167 Members of the House (38% of the total House) and 55 Senators (55% of the total Senate).***
Of the Members holding a law degree, four
(three House Members and one Senator) also hold an LLM (Master of Laws) degree. Eighteen
Representatives (but no Senators) have doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees, and 20 Members of the House
and 4 Senators have a medical degree.

By comparison, 30 years ago in the 96th Congress (1979-1981), at least 48 Members of the House
and 7 Senators had no degree beyond a high school diploma. Sixty-seven Representatives and 15
Senators had a masterís degree, 17 Representatives and 4 Senators had a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree,
and 197 Members of the House and 60 Senators had a law degree. Five Members of the House
and one Senator had a medical degree.

More at this link: http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf...

So we were BOTH wrong.
Been There Seen That

Asheville, NC

#14 Sep 12, 2012
LynneB wrote:
And for the record, I just checked myself and here's what I found:[...]
So we were BOTH wrong.
Um, no. You were wrong. I was correct. 55 Members of the Senate with law degrees doth not 55 lawyers make.

There are oodles of people with law degrees who never practiced law, and that includes both presidential candidates-- President Obama and Mitt Romney. Bill Clinton never practiced law, although Hillary did for a short while.

So you couldn't call many people with law degrees LAWYERS.

If you'll go back to the original invective of the anti-lawyer wack, you will see that he was referring to lawyers qua lawyers. A person with a law degree is not always a lawyer. You should know that. Ganim WAS a lawyer. He practiced law.

He probably knows he can't win this time but hopes it will be considered to his advantage the next time he tries. And in one article I read, one of the judges said it was unfortunate that Ganim has never expressed remorse for his corruption in office. So as far as I am concerned he should never again be licensed to practice law. Some people NEVER learn.

And one more thing. Another purpose of criminal sanctions, or disbarment, besides rehab, besides paying a debt to society for wrongs done, is to deter others from pursuing the same course of misconduct. It would be unsound public policy to let a disbarred attorney who recently got out of prison for crimes of moral turpitude to go right back to the practice of law. To do so would be to destroy the deterrent effect of the sanctions against him.
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#15 Sep 12, 2012
We were both wrong with the numbers. But I'm not going to argue semantics with you.

It stands to reason that Ganim would want to practice law again, because it's the only thing he knows, even when he breaks it. I certainly question his motives. A sociopath does not admit any wrongdoing or express any remorse for said wrongs. A sociopath with a law license can do a LOT of damage. It would be prudent of this panel of judges to actually exercise some common sense and deny him.

Since: Jul 12

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#16 Sep 12, 2012
Hi Lynne
Ganim works for his rich daddy as a law clerk, so he will always will have a job.
What a crock

East Haven, CT

#17 Sep 13, 2012
OF COURSE THIS CLOWN SHOULD NOT GET HIS LAW LICENSE BACK!!!! Just look at the arrogant look on the little "Expletives" face! It just PROVES that sending criminals like ganim to camp instead of real prison doesn't do a damn thing to alter their behavior. For crying out loud: he actually got his sentence shortened for completing a drug treatment problem WHEN HE DIDN'T HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM and now he runs a consulting firm, for which he is very well paid, that teaches other white collar scum how to cheat the system!

"To be eligible for drug treatment, inmates must have a substantiated diagnosis for a substance use disorder, according to the Bureau of Prisons. Prison officials take into account factors such as drug-related convictions, a judge's recommendation, a medical diagnosis and the pre-sentence report, said Chris Burke, a BOP spokesman."

Somebody explain to me how this DOESN"T constitute FRAUD! Just how much corrupt influence does this ganim family enjoy! He and whoever made this fraud possible should be facing new criminal charges right mow! There are very good reasons why (MOST) lawyers have the sleazy rep that they do. IT'S BECAUSE THEY DESERVE IT!!! If you want to see some of the sleaziest of the sleaze just take a look at those who are lining up to support joe "expletive" ganim's return to their ranks! They are nothing more than john gotti worshipers! Rather than giving him what he wants he should, AT THE VERY LEAST, be sent to a REAL prison to serve the length of sentence that he lied his way out of with is phony drug treatment scam! If there were any real justice is this crooked system he would have gotten 30 years on a deep south chain gang. You can bet your ASSets that would wipe that arrogant, smug little smirk off his "expletive" face!!!! If he had been given the sentence that he deserved maybe Bridgeport might have cleaned up it's act a little. Knowing that they face nothing more than a free camping trip, the scum that run this city are now even more corrupt and arrogant than they were during ganim's reign! Most recently I caught John Lombard "blight enforcement officer" faking evidence to to justify the issuing of fines amounting to well over $1500.00! Then when I showed proof of this fraud to Richard DeParle, blight hearing officer, the "expletive" actually LAUGHED!!! Only in Bridgeport would a city official laugh off a charge of EXTORTION!!! How many other people have been similarly screwed and how many dollars have been fraudulently stolen from Bridgeport residents during these VERY difficult times? MOB RULE IS TRULY ALIVE AND WELL HERE IN BRIDGEPORT HELL!!

"ex∑tor∑tion: Law . the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority."

I think it's painfully obvious that Bridgeport is a lost cause and should be plowed under! And, for the record, it's not the people who are stuck living here that make Bridgeport suck, IT'S THE SCUM THAT RUN THE PLACE!
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CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#18 Sep 13, 2012
Notice you see Blumenthal there a lot lately?

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#19 Sep 13, 2012
Very true, CTM. Good Afternoon to you and family.
CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#20 Sep 14, 2012
Seems I get no critics these days. Just how corrupt for just how long and why? Why does this corrupt system stay in power? Those who are supposed to investigate and jail the crooks are a big part of it. I can only give you circumstances that have really happened. Like how much coke would one have to do to think anyone would start pouring Anthrax in the street? Think I'm kidding? I am guessing about the coke part but there should be a reason that someone from Town Hall in Newtown would call up the FBI in Bridgeport and start screaming that Anthrax is being poured out on the street near the Town Hall. And what kind of relationship is there that the F.B.I. from Bridgeport does respond along with a small D.E.P. Army? Who actually listened and believed such a moron? This really happened a few years ago, they never published the Town Hall employee or politicians name. Turned out to be a runners group marking the turns for their run with BAKING SODA so they would not pollute the ground. Now why does the F.B.I. respond to this crap, and from who in Newtown, while Blumenthal pulls a HUGE clean-up suit from court that benefits the Cappoziellos, who live in Newtown, and the F.B.I. doesn't care? The suit even has court judgements, as in several different Judges decisions, findings, rulings, orders and an attorney overturned these judgements with nobody saying boo? I'm sure Ganim will play nice with the rest after he's re-instated. As for the F.B.I., no one here but us chickens!! Fat, well paid chickens, more pay off the books than on I'm sure.

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