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In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Jon K. Sannes: ETHICS - public reprimand and 2 year extension of probation

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STATE OF MINNESOTA
IN SUPREME COURT
A08-43
In re Petition for Disciplinary Action again st
Jon K. Sannes, a Minnesota Attorn ey,
Registration No. 20431 6.
O R D E R
The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a
petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent Jon K. Sannes committed
professional misconduct warranting public discipline, namely, violating the terms of our
October 3, 2006, order placing respondent on unsupervised probation on condition that,
among other things, respondent abide by all of the terms of his criminal probation for
driving while intoxicated and maintain total abstinence from alcohol and other -mood
altering chemicals. The petition for disciplinary action alleges that respondent violated
the terms of his criminal probation antdh e terms of our October 2006 order by
consuming alcohol to intoxication, as verified by a breath taensdt, that respondent
violated the terms of our October 2006 order bilyin fga to immediately notify the Director
of the allegation that respondent had violated the terms of his criminal probation and by
failing to attend Alcoholics Anonymous or other outpatient alcohol treatmenrt apmro g
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during specified time periods.􀀷 􀁋 􀁈􀀃 􀁓􀁈􀁗􀁌􀁗􀁌􀁒􀁑􀀃 􀁄􀁏􀁏􀁈􀁊􀁈􀁖􀀃 􀁗􀁋􀁄􀁗􀀃 􀁕􀁈􀁖􀁓􀁒􀁑􀁇􀁈􀁑􀁗􀂶􀁖􀀃 􀁆􀁒􀁑􀁇􀁘􀁆􀁗􀀃 􀁙􀁌􀁒􀁏􀁄􀁗􀁈􀁇􀀃
Rule 8.4(d) of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Con duct.
Respondent admittsh e allegations of the petitionw, aives his procedural rights
under Rule 14, Rules o Lnawyers Professional Responsibi li(tRyLPR), and has entered
into a stipulation with the Director in which they jointly recommend that the appropriate
􀁇􀁌􀁖􀁆􀁌􀁓􀁏􀁌􀁑􀁈􀀃 􀁌􀁖􀀃 􀁄􀀃 􀁓􀁘􀁅􀁏􀁌􀁆􀀃 􀁕􀁈􀁓􀁕􀁌􀁐􀁄􀁑􀁇􀀃 􀁄􀁑􀁇􀀃 􀁄􀁑􀀃 􀁈􀁛􀁗􀁈􀁑􀁖􀁌􀁒􀁑􀀃 􀁒􀁉􀀃 􀁕􀁈􀁖􀁓􀁒􀁑􀁇􀁈􀁑􀁗􀂶􀁖􀀃 􀁇􀁌􀁖􀁆􀁌􀁓􀁏􀁌􀁑􀁄􀁕􀁜􀀃 􀁓􀁕􀁒􀁅􀁄􀁗􀁌􀁒􀁑􀀃
for an additionla two years upon the following condition s:
(a) Respondent shall abide by all of the terms of his criminal probation
􀁄􀁑􀁇􀀃 􀁖􀁋􀁄􀁏􀁏􀀃 􀁌􀁐􀁐􀁈􀁇􀁌􀁄􀁗􀁈􀁏􀁜􀀃 􀁑􀁒􀁗􀁌􀁉􀁜􀀃 􀁗􀁋􀁈􀀃 􀀧􀁌􀁕􀁈􀁆􀁗􀁒􀁕􀂶􀁖􀀃 􀀲􀁉􀁉􀁌􀁆􀁈􀀃 􀁒􀁉􀀃 􀁄􀁑􀁜􀀃 􀁄􀁏􀁏􀁈􀁊􀁄􀁗􀁌􀁒􀁑􀁖􀀃 􀁒􀁕􀀃
accusations that respondent is not in full compliance with any otef rhmis
criminal probation.
(b) Respondent shall maintain total abstinence from alcohol and other
mood-altering chemicals, except that respondent may use prescription
drugs in accordance with the directions of a prescribing physician who is
fully advised o􀁉􀀃 􀁕􀁈􀁖􀁓􀁒􀁑􀁇􀁈􀁑􀁗􀂶􀁖􀀃 􀁆􀁋􀁈􀁐􀁌􀁆􀁄􀁏􀀃 􀁇􀁈􀁓􀁈􀁑􀁇􀁈􀁑􀁆􀁜􀀃 􀁅􀁈􀁉􀁒􀁕􀁈􀀃 􀁌􀁖􀁖􀁘􀁌􀁑􀁊􀀃 􀁗􀁋􀁈􀀃
prescription.
(c) Respondent shall attend weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous
or other outpatient alcohol treatment program acceptable to the Director.
Respondent shall, by the tenth of each mo wntihth,out a specific reminder
or request, submit to the Director an attendance verification on a form
provided by the Director, which provides the name, address and telephone
􀁑􀁘􀁐􀁅􀁈􀁕􀀃􀁒􀁉􀀃􀁗􀁋􀁈􀀃􀁓􀁈􀁕􀁖􀁒􀁑􀀃􀁓􀁈􀁕􀁖􀁒􀁑􀁄􀁏􀁏􀁜􀀃􀁙􀁈􀁕􀁌􀁉􀁜􀁌􀁑􀁊􀀃􀁕􀁈􀁖􀁓􀁒􀁑􀁇􀁈􀁑􀁗􀂶􀁖􀀃􀁄􀁗􀁗􀁈􀁑􀁇􀁄􀁑􀁆􀁈􀀑
(d) Respondent shall follow all ongoing recommendations of the
chemical dependency assessment conductJeudl yin 2 007 .
The court has independently reviewed the file and approves the jointly
recommended dispositio n.
Based on all the files, records and proceedings he rein,
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondent Jon K. Sannes puisb licly
 

 
 
 

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