ND Defense Attorney Suspended for Another Year| 9/8/2009
A Fargo defense attorney has been barred from practicing law for another year as punishment for stealing two knives.
Dennis Fisher also must pay almost $4,000 in costs to the North Dakota Supreme Court`s lawyer disciplinary board.
Fisher pleaded guilty to stealing the knives in May and August last year. Together, they were valued at more than $300. Fisher also admitted resisting store employees who tried to detain him after they spotted the second theft.
Fisher has been suspended from practicing law since August 2008.
Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered the suspension to continue until August 2010.
During the 1990s, Fisher was suspended for two separate thefts. He stole a knife and two pairs of shorts from stores in Grand Forks and Fargo. Fisher was fired from his job as a federal prosecutor after the
earlier thefts, and he underwent treatment for depression.