Senatorial bet-lawyer suspended over verbal assault

Senatorial candidate Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon has been suspended indefinitely from law practice by the Supreme Court for verbal outbursts against a journalist.

In a statement Tuesday, the tribunal said the court en banc ordered the preventive suspension and ordered Gadon to explain within 10 days why he should not be disbarred.

The suspension is effective immediately and will last until lifted by the Court.

Gadon’s troubles arose from a video posted online on December 15 that showed him uttering profanities against journalist Raissa Robles after the latter labeled presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as a tax evader.

The SC said Gadon displayed the same behavior in previous instances, which are the subject of disbarment complaints before the SC and Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

The Office of the Bar Confidant was ordered to submit an updated list of the pending administrative cases against Gadon and report of the charges.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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