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Lawyer used by NCAA accused of ethics violations by Florida Bar

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Maria Elena Perez assisted the NCAA in its investigation of alleged violations at Miami. The investigation was put on pause once the NCAA admitted to improperĀ investigation tactics being used to acquire information and testimony. Those acts led to staff changes at the NCAA and have now perhaps pur Perez’s legal future in jeopardy. On Monday the Florida Bar charged Perez of a number of ethics violations related to the investigation at Miami.

According to a report by the Associated Press, Perez could face probation, a public reprimand, suspension or disbarment upon review by te Florida Supreme Court. The Florida Bar has been investigating Perez to determine if she received any financial incentives from the NCAA during the investigation process.

Also on Monday, the NCAA officially removed the interim tag from the job title of Jon Duncan as enforcement director. Duncan had been named the NCAA’s interim enforcement director following the NCAA’s admission of improper investigation tactics being used in the Miami case.

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6 Responses to “Lawyer used by NCAA accused of ethics violations by Florida Bar”
  1. mgmac says: Apr 14, 2014 7:19 PM

    Wow, a crooked lawyer, who would have ever thought. On top of that, a crooked lawyer connected to the crooked NCAA.

  2. canetic says: Apr 14, 2014 7:44 PM

    You mess with the U, you get the horns!

  3. donovandancy says: Apr 15, 2014 1:14 AM

    Wow, a crooked lawyer investigating a crooked school? At least you showed how good at football yall were last year right, . . . . right?

  4. rponciano says: Apr 15, 2014 2:02 PM

    This is just too funny!”improper investigation tactics” To show a systemic pattern, all the Florida Bar needs to do is contact me or Tim Cohane to verify how the NCAA Enforcement Staff Works. I think Jon Duncan will soon regret his association with the NCAA. Anyway, I was wondering where Tom Hosty fits into all of this? Isn’t he the managing Director of enforcement? But now Jon is the enforcement Director. So does Tom manage Jon, or does Jon direct Tom? It is all very confusing to me, but I do know exactly how they work, and I’m very excited about the Florida Bar looking into their shenanigans. I Believe this could be the start of a very interesting investigation, into a group of corrupt investgators!!

  5. rfmist8 says: Apr 15, 2014 2:43 PM

    How corrupt of an attorney do you have to be when a state like Florida accuses you of ethics’ violations?

  6. thraiderskin says: Apr 15, 2014 5:32 PM

    That is too funny… can’t help but wonder what Miami grad got to play a role in this.

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