Kristianstad District Court criticised by Attorney General as disbarred lawyer remains
On Thursday the District Court made its decision: Gabriel Barsoum may remain.
Gabriel Barsoum, who represents one of the suspects from Bromölla municipality in the case surrounding the amphetamine ring, was disbarred from the Bar Counsel with immediate effect earlier in February after providing incorrect information and withdrawing too much money.
16 days – about a third of the huge trial regarding the suspected amphetamine ring was complete before Barsoum was disbarred.
The District Court asked all the other lawyers in the case their opinion – could Barsoum continue to defend his client? Despite differing views and criticism from some lawyers, Barsoum was allowed to remain.
Now the Attorney General has appealed the District Court's decision.
"The Attorney General considers that Gabriel Barsoum is not suitable for the assignment," writes the Attorney General to the Court of Appeal for Skåne and Blekinge.
The District Court's decision to let Barsoum remain is essentially concerned with the costs involved in replacing him – that is, to let one or two new lawyers acquaint themselves with the case.