LEO: Conflict of Interest - Commonwealth's  LE Op. 780


Conflict of Interest - Commonwealth's Attorney.


July 25, 1986


An attorney practices before juvenile and domestic relations, district

and circuit criminal courts. The attorney's spouse prosecutes welfare

fraud cases in the same district and circuit criminal courts. Under the

circumstances, it is not improper for the attorney to defend criminal

cases, generally, so long as the attorney does not defend welfare fraud

cases prosecuted by the spouse. [ LE Op. 190]


Committee Opinion July 25, 1986