Davidson County lawyer Loniel Greene, Jr. has been disbarred from the practice of law by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
The order came down Wednesday and cited alleged ethical misconduct on Greene’s part.
Tennessee Supreme Court officials said Greene’s cousin was in jail for domestic assault, and recorded phone conversations revealed Greene agreed to falsely testify at his cousin’s bond source hearing.
The false testimony included Greene saying the source of money used for his cousin’s bond was from Greene when it was actually from his cousin.
Authorities said Greene testified falsely at that hearing regarding the money, and they added during the phone conversations, Greene also talked about attempting to coerce the prosecuting witness from testifying against his cousin. Supreme Court officials said he also admitted making those attempts to coerce the witness.
In the order in which Greene was disbarred, officials said:
"Mr. Greene’s ethical misconduct violates Rules of Professional Conduct 3.3(a)(1), Candor toward the Tribunal; 3.4(a), (f) and (g), Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel; and 8.4(a), (b), (c) and (d), Misconduct.
Mr. Greene must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 28 and 30, regarding the obligations and responsibilities of disbarred attorneys."
According to the Tennessee Supreme Court, Greene “must pay the Board’s costs and expenses and the court costs within ninety days of the entry of the Order of Enforcement.”