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Disbarred Las Vegas lawyer charged with DUI, probation violation

Updated April 18, 2019 - 4:07 pm

A former Las Vegas attorney, disbarred for his role in defrauding the court system, is being held without bail after he was charged with DUI this week.

Brian Bloomfield, 43, faces charges of driving under the influence of liquor and/or drugs, failure to drive in a travel lane and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, along with a probation violation.

Prosecutors could seek to revoke Bloomfield’s five-year probation for a forgery conviction, which was handed down along with a 90-day jail sentence in early 2016. That means he could be sent to prison for 19 to 48 months. After his sentence, Bloomfield spent most of his jail sentence on house arrest.

One of the conditions of Bloomfield’s probation was to “stay out of trouble.” He is due in court early next month, according to online court records, on the probation violation charge, for which he is being held without bail. Details of his arrest were not immediately available.

Prosecutors said Bloomfield was involved in a courthouse scheme to provide clients, mostly prostitutes, with phony certificates of completion for court-ordered counseling and community service to resolve misdemeanor cases.

Bloomfield, who was disbarred for life in March 2016, admitted that he filed or helped file forged records in 91 cases that falsely claimed a client had completed counseling or community service.

Another lawyer, Vicki Greco, also was given five years of probation last year for her role in the case.

Greco pleaded guilty in May to one count each of burglary, forgery and offering a false instrument for filing or record, each felonies, with a gross misdemeanor count of destroying evidence.

Prosecutors had argued that Bloomfield lied under oath at a bar disciplinary hearing, and accused him of trying to disrupt the forgery investigation of Greco, a friend.

A lesser defendant in the case, former counseling service owner Steven Brox, was ordered to serve two to five years in prison.

Bloomfield’s wife, Amber McDearmon pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor charge of destruction of evidence and was credited in her sentence for the one day she spent in jail, avoiding any further time behind bars.

Robert Chiodini, a former juvenile probation officer, also pleaded guilty a gross misdemeanor conspiracy charge and two felonies — forgery and offering a false instrument for filing or record — and is still awaiting sentencing.

Contact David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Follow @randompoker on Twitter.

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