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Former L.A. civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman disbarred

January 4, 2011 | 11:12 pm

Former civil rights attorney Stephen G. Yagman, who brought hundreds of brutality and misconduct cases against the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, has been disbarred after he was convicted of tax evasion in 2007.

Yagman was disbarred Dec. 22, according to information posted on the California Bar website. The action was previously reported by the California Bar Journal.

Yagman was convicted in June 2007 in federal court of 19 felony counts of tax evasion, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. A resident of Venice, Yagman gained fame -- and sparked the ire of authorities -- as a relentless crusader for civil rights.


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Photo: Stephen G. Yagman in 2007. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times