Don’t feel too bad for this guy. Look on the bright side. He can totally defend himself in court!
Above the Law reports:
Georgetown Law Prof Busted For Selling Meth
Apparently Breaking Bad should have come with a “Do Not Try This At Home” disclaimer.
But no one told Jack Vitayanon (allegedly). Vitayanon is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law and an Attorney-Advisor at the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility (yup, you read that right, PROFESSIONAL F*CKING RESPONSIBILITY), and he was arrested yesterday on charges he conspired with others to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine.
And, as reported by the New York Daily News, U.S. Attorney Robert Capers was fully aware of the parallels:
“As alleged, the defendant – a federal attorney working for the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility – broke bad and supplemented his income by selling distribution quantities of methamphetamine. The defendant will now be held to account for his alleged criminal conduct,” Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said.
The Tax Prof Blog has more:
- Georgetown Law School, Faculty Profile
- LinkedIn, Profile
- Department of Justice, Press Release
- Department of Justice, Complaint
- Above the Law, Georgetown Law Prof Busted For Selling Meth
- CNBC, ‘Breaking Bad’: IRS Attorney Busted on Methamphetamine Distribution Charges
- Forbes, IRS Professional Responsibility Lawyer Charged In Drug Distribution Conspiracy
- New York Daily News, Lawyer in IRS Professional Standards Office Busted For Dealing Crystal Meth
- New York Post, IRS Lawyer Faces Charges For Trying to Sell Meth
- Washington Examiner, IRS Attorney Busted for Alleged Meth Dealer Side Gig
- Washington Post, IRS Lawyer in D.C. Charged in Methamphetamine Conspiracy
The case should make great TV, right?