A Missouri lawyer was ordered to spend a week in jail for cursing out a judge throughout a listening to, in response to a report.
Eugene H. Fahrenkrog Jr., a medical malpractice lawyer for Sumner Regulation Group in Clayton, was charged with felony contempt for his outburst Wednesday to St. Louis County Circuit Judge John Borbonus, whom he advised, “f–okay you,” the St. Louis Submit-Dispatch reported.
“Stated habits was willfully and deliberately dedicated, contemptuous, insolent and immediately tended to interrupt proceedings of this Court docket and to impair the respect due its authority,” a warrant issued by Borbonus learn.
Fahrenkrog, an lawyer licensed in Missouri since 1971, was representing a plaintiff in a 2019 medical malpractice case in St. Louis County on the time, the newspaper reported.
It’s unclear precisely what preceded Fahrenkrog’s reported outburst, however a case docket confirmed an ongoing dispute concerning the manufacturing of proof in the continued lawsuit.
“Judge John N. Borbonus hereby certifies that mentioned conduct was dedicated in the precise presence of this Court docket,” the judge’s order continued.
A receptionist at Fahrenkrog’s workplace advised The Submit he was “not in” Thursday afternoon. She hung up when requested if she had further data to supply concerning Wednesday’s listening to.
Fahrenkrog, who was not in jail Wednesday, declined remark when reached by the Submit-Dispatch, the newspaper reported.
Fahrenkrog had not surrendered to authorities as of Thursday, a courtroom administrator advised The Submit. St. Louis County police referred inquiries to courtroom officers.