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Yusef Bey IV defense attorney may lose license for smuggling hit list

Monday, April 22, 2013

An East Bay lawyer could be disbarred Tuesday for smuggling out a hit list from her client, former your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusef Bey IV.

Bey was convicted of ordering the murders of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007.

Attorneys for the State Bar of California are recommending that his initial lawyer Lorna Brown be stripped of her license.

She was suspended for two years for the offense in 2011. The Chauncey Bailey project revealed that Brown hid the hit list in his client's legal documents that guards weren't allowed to search.

Brown later admitted to the crime. None of the witnesses were ever harmed.

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