State disbars lawyer who practiced while suspended

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney it says practiced law while suspended and warned him he could face imprisonment if he continues.

The justices on Wednesday also found Christopher E. Haigh of Chicago in contempt of court.

Haigh was suspended in 2008 due to his alleged sexual intimacy with two teenagers on a team he coached.

A court order says Haigh practiced law in Illinois even though Indiana, federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office also had suspended him.

A hearing officer determined that Haigh had clearly tried to circumvent his suspension. Haigh didn’t dispute the officer’s findings, but disagreed with the proposed sanction. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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