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Compañero vs. compañero: Abogado files disbarment case against Gadon

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Impeachment complainant Atty. Lorenzo Gadon is facing a disbarment complaint before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)

for his alleged “disgraceful conduct” in the impeachment case against embattled Chief Justice on-leave Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

In a formal complaint, lawyer Wilfredo Garrido Jr., accused Gadon of dishonesty, arrogance and rudeness during the impeachment proceedings before the House justice committee.

The complainant charged Gadon of violating the lawyers’ Code of Professional Responsibility, particularly Canons 7, 8, 19 and Rules 7.03, 8.1 and 19.01 (A).

He claimed that Gadon perjured himself several times during the impeachment hearings, and knowingly executed a false verification in his complaint stating he had personal knowledge of his allegations against Sereno.

“Apart from lying, Atty. Gadon is also skilled in harassing and haranguing his own colleagues in public,” the complainant stressed in a 10-page complaint.

He citedbthe threats made by Gadon against the Chief Justice and the harassment suits he filed against court personnel who testified in favor of Sereno in the hearings.

The complainant lamented how Gadon’s bid to oust Sereno “left a trail of ruined reputations, derailed careers, and shamed families.”

“He (Gadon) has destroyed careers and reputations. He has demeaned his profession. He must be disbarred,” Garrido stressed.

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