Alyssa covers the plea

“As a member of the court, I had a duty to try to prevent such acts,” Zach said in a clear, strong voice. “I am truly sorry and I apologize to the court and the legal profession that I love so much … The legal profession has high standards, not just a duty to not do ex parte contact but to prevent others from doing ex parte contact. I hope that the Mississippi bar will gain from my mistake.”

Biggers replied: “The legal profession you say you love so much, you will not be a part of the rest of your life.”

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