The odd case of former NAACP president Alfoster Garrett Jr. has gotten even odder. The attorney stepped down from his NAACP post in late 2005

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Bizarre Twist in NAACP Case

Facing disciplinary hearing, Alfoster Garrett says his life was threatened.  

The odd case of former NAACP president Alfoster Garrett Jr. has gotten even odder. The attorney stepped down from his NAACP post in late 2005 after a series of embarrassments, including the dismissal of one of his cases by a federal judge after Garrett arrived late for a hearing. On Monday, the Washington State Bar Association will convene a disciplinary hearing over a series of grievances filed against Garrett by clients in several cases. The bar association complaint alleges that Garrett betrayed client confidentiality, co-mingled personal and client funds and failed to keep clients informed about their cases or provide them with appropriate records. In documents sent to the bar by him and his attorney, Garrett has responded, in part, by attacking the "NAACP malcontents" he believes are behind the allegations against him. Indeed, he writes former NAACP education director Sakara Remmu "has made an indirect threat on my life if I continue to fight her complaints." Remmu calls the charge "absolutely untrue," but seems to find it more amusing than anything else.  She is set to testify in the disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, and the hearing may drag on for two more days after that.

 
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