|► Attorney Richard T. Busch of Elkins, WV; congenital liar|
Attorney Richard T. Busch of Elkins, WV; congenital liar
The state of West Virginia presented Richard Talbott Busch with a law license in 2002.
The West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board filed charges against Richard for engaging in the following misconduct, all of which took place while he was employed as a prosecuting attorney.
Made misrepsenations (lied) to Randolph Circuit Judge Jamie Godwin Wilfong regarding status of evidence requested by defense counsel in two cases.
One case involved allegations leading to an indictment of a female teacher for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old male student. After she was arraigned, her attorney Rocco Mazzei made a motion to dismiss the indictment or to suppress evidence. Mazzei’s motion was based on Busch’s failure to provide him with a videotaped interview between the boy and criminal investigators.
Another case involved Busch’s conduct involving the whereabouts of some computers to be used in a criminal proceeding he was prosecuting. Subsequently Judge Wilfong scheduled a hearing on defense counsel’s motion to dismiss the indictment based on Busch’s multiple lies to the Court. During the hearing, Judge Wilfong ruled that Busch “made false statements to the Court in a July 21, 2010 hearing; false statements made to the Court in a July 21, 2010 hearing even after the Court gave him an opportunity to correct the lies in her Oct. 12, 2010 letter to Busch.
As a consequence of the investigation Busch resigned his position as prosecutor. Here we have another so-called prosecutor who cheerfully was engaged in circumventing to law in order to put yet another notch on his conviction belt.
One can only imagine how many folks were wrongfully convicted as a result of Busch’s despicable conduct.
Because Attorney Misfits are held to a much lower standard of conduct then everyone else in West Virginia, Busch has not yet been criminally indicted for obstruction of justice.
Hopefully, the West Virginia Supreme Court will have the courage to permanently disbar Busch.
As we speak (ca. June 2012) Richard practices with Busch Law at 134 Buffalo Street in Elkins, West Virginia.