This State's Corrupt Deputy AG Was Just Exposed

  • Jan 8, 2016
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Jackson Richman
Last month, Maryland’s Deputy Attorney General was caught behind closed doors airing controversial opinions and confidential information. The expose, captured by conservative guerilla activist James O'Keefe, has been the subject of relatively few articles, and no further developments have emerged regarding the case.

Undercover video by O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas, shows Maryland's Deputy Attorney General Thiruvendran Vignarajah expressing views against the Second Amendment during bar and hotel-room meetings. “We should ban guns altogether,” he said to an undercover reporter.

Additionally, Vignarajah, 38, told the21-year-old undercover female reporter secret information. According to the Daily Caller:

Vignarajah also spilled the beans on a secret plan that was brewing inside the attorney general’s office to side against his state’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan, by backing President Obama in supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The video, which was recorded during conversations that took place at a bar and in two hotel rooms in late October and early November, also shows Vignarajah confiding in the reporter that he often feels anxious because he knows little about certain parts of his job, which he took earlier this year after Democratic attorney general Brian Frosh was elected.


The Daily Caller reached out to Vignarajah through email, only to receive this comment from the office of Maryland Attorney General David Frosh: “In general, Mr. Frosh is not concerned about private views shared by employees in private conversations,” said Frosh’s communications director, David Nitkin.

According to O’Keefe, Vinarajah likely violated Rule 1.6 of the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct: A “…lawyer shall not reveal information relating to representation of a client unless the client gives informed consent.”

A separate video related to the case was released on December 15 shows attorney G. Macy Nelson telling O’Keefe, “I just know that you guys are a pain in the ass.” Nelson is a partner at The Law Office of G. Macy Nelson in the Maryland town of Towson who represents clients in the environmental, land use, nursing home, accident, medical injury, and other specialties. According to his firm’s website, Mr. Nelson has been “’recognized as a Maryland ‘Super Lawyer’ in the area of Environmental Litigation.”

Nelson did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
 Source: AAN
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