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Three San Diego County lawyers were disbarred in the fourth quarter of last year, and one was placed on probation, according to records of the State Bar of California.

Lorraine Rosenfeld of Oceanside was disbarred for failing to respond to a notice of disciplinary charges. She failed to respond to numerous client status inquiries, refund unearned fee,s or cooperate with the State Bar investigation. She has been disciplined on four prior occasions — in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996.

Andrea J. Smith was disbarred for improperly withdrawing from employment, and failure to perform, return unearned fees, respond to client inquiries, or participate in a disciplinary investigation.

Ali Lareybi was disbarred for misappropriating clients' funds.

Harold Marion Hewell was suspended in October of last year and put on two years of probation and is now ineligible to practice law, according to State Bar records. He stipulated to six acts of misconduct in loan-modification matters.

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Ponzi Feb. 15, 2016 @ 9:35 p.m.

So I take it these bad dogs are not on Obama's shortlist for Supreme Court Justice appointments?

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AlexClarke Feb. 16, 2016 @ 6:31 a.m.

Why not? Our conservative legislators would not affirm Jesus Christ if Obama put him up for Supreme Court Justice. Why waste time on a legitimate nominee just put one of these slime balls up.

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Don Bauder Feb. 16, 2016 @ 6:37 a.m.

AlexClarke: I can see Ted Cruz volubly pushing one of these disbarred attorneys if he or she promised to uphold the conservative line. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Feb. 16, 2016 @ 6:33 a.m.

Ponzi: I think you can be reasonably certain that these disbarred attorneys will not be candidates for the Supreme Court. Best, Don Bauder

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SportsFan0000 Feb. 17, 2016 @ 2:09 a.m.

Technically, you don't have to be a lawyer to be appointed to the Supreme Court

So, maybe Don Bauder would like to try a Recess Appointment to the Supreme Court?!

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Don Bauder Feb. 17, 2016 @ 7:50 a.m.

SportsFan0000: My name would be presented to the U.S. Senate, and all 100 members would stand and shout "Who???" Best, Don Bauder

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