Jack Thomspon disbarrment made official

Written by Joe Martin

October 29, 2008 | 14:35

Tags: #florida

Companies: #florida-bar #jack-thompson

Jack Thompson, the Miami attorney who was a constant thorn in the side of many games developers, has now been officially disbarred following a recommendation and investigation from Judge Dava Tunis this September.

Thompson had become notorious among the games community for his fight against violence in computer games and the numerous connections he put between computer gamers and murderers. Thompson was especially vocal on his contempt for Grand Theft Auto, which he often referred to as a murder simulator.

Thompson was recommended for permanent disbarment this year on charges of abusing the legal system and 27 different counts of misconduct. As well as getting permanently disbarred, Thompson was also forced to pay $43,675.35 in legal fees to the court.

Now it looks as if that disbarment has gone through and been made totally official, with the Florida Bar updating the official website to reflect the ruling according to GamePolitics.

It's like the end of an era, albeit one we're kind of glad to see the end of.

Are you glad that Thompson has been officially disbarred, or are you worried he might move onto bigger and more potentially annoying things? Let us know in the forums.
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