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Iuka attorney disbarred by Supreme Court

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An Iuka attorney has been disbarred by the Mississippi Supreme Court after legal troubles of her own.

54-year-old Tacey June Clark recently surrendered her law license after she pled guilty to charges of insurance fraud for burning her home and her law office back in 2015. Following an investigation by the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office, Clark was originally charged with two counts of arson after starting the fires on Eastport Street and in the Mill Creek area.

Tacey Clark. Photo courtesy of Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office.

Clark is also serving probation after she was charged with DUI maiming for hitting a man on a motorcycle while driving under the influence. She eventually pled guilty to the lesser charge of Aggravated DUI.

In the state Supreme Court’s notice, it states that Clark acknowledged “a disciplinary matter pending against her before the Committee on Professional Responsibility.” The court accepted her resignation and ruled that she will be permanently disbarred in the state of Mississippi.

In the ruling, the court explains that this type of resignation is essentially an admission of guilt.

“Such a resignation and order shall be considered disciplinary action, and the resignation shall be considered tantamount to the proof of guilt on the matter charged.”

Clark must notify all existing clients of her disbarment and return any and all funds that she may hold in trust. She cannot retake the bar in Mississippi, but could if she relocates to another state.

Clark avoided jail time for her charges and is serving a five-year probation sentence.

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