Portland criminal defense attorney gives up law license, ends decades-long career amid charges of theft

UPDATE OCT. 12: This story has been updated to correctly state that the Oregon State Bar had made accusations against Gary Bertoni for alleged wrongdoing between 2015 to 2019.

Gary Bertoni, who for many years made frequent appearances in Portland courtrooms while representing some of Multnomah County’s high profile defendants, has surrendered his law license in Oregon amid a swirl of criminal and administrative allegations — including that he stole client money.

The Oregon Supreme Court on Sept. 30 accepted Bertoni’s “Form B” resignation, ending a law career that started in Oregon 42 years ago and showed no public signs of trouble until Bertoni had reached his early 60s.

Bertoni, now 69, didn’t respond to requests for comment for this story. He is now living in Arizona, according to his resignation letter.

At the height of his law career, Bertoni once had approximately 15 employees at his Portland area law

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Pence Accuses Biden of Being a ‘Cheerleader for Communist China’ Throughout His Career in Government

Vice President Mike Pence accused Joe Biden of being a “cheerleader” for China during the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night.

Pence faced off against opponent Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) in the only election debate between the vice presidential candidates. Harris criticized President Trump’s handling of the tariff war with China, in which the Trump administration and Chinese government have placed tariffs on various exports.

“The vice president earlier referred to…what he thinks is an accomplishment: the president’s trade war with China,” Harris said. “You lost that trade war.” Harris went on to blame the trade war for the loss of 300,000 American manufacturing jobs.

Pence, however, hit back at the senator’s criticism.

“Lost the trade war with China? Joe Biden never fought it,” Pence said. “Joe Biden’s been a cheerleader for communist China through…the last several decades.”

Pence went on to assert that while Biden was vice president

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Sound Mixer William B. Kaplan Honored With Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award

William Kaplan who has over 106 credits to his name will be honored by the Cinema Audio Society with its highest accolade, a Career Achievement Award.

The seven-time Oscar nominee, who has worked on films such as “Crimson Tide,” “Top Gun” and “Back to the Future,” will be honored at the 57th CAS Awards on April 17.

The location for the event is yet to be determined and will either be live in downtown Los Angeles or virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Cinema Audio Society is delighted to bestow the honor of Career Achievement to Mr. William B. Kaplan CAS,” said CAS President Urban. “His work consists of decades of exceptional filmmaking. Many of the fruits of his labor remain forever in our hearts and minds as exemplary works of art and staples of global popular culture. His professional journey is an inspiring tale of adventure, not unlike

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Advantages of Having a Government Job As a Career

The younger generation has the least amount of interest in government jobs, but it is safe to say that there is still a very large crowd out there that is deeply aspiring for a government job. There might be quite a few disadvantages when it comes to a government job but there are many advantages on the contrary that make these jobs all the more attractive in the long run.

Get your pay/salary on time

It doesn’t matter whether the country you are in is going through depression or recession. You will get your salary on the due date without any delay and this is followed each and every month. It is one of the important things to consider.

You are pensionable until death

You can avail your pension until you die. This means that there is a complete and a full proof insurance your entire life. This is not … Read More

God and Government: A Review of Rev. Barry Lynn’s Career Protecting Church/State Separation

Introduction: Barry Lynn

Barry Lynn once confessed, though not, I suspect, with heavy heart, that “the Reverend Jerry Falwell does not like me.” That was about as caustic and mean-spirited as Barry can manage but, oh my, how incisive, informative and entertaining he can be defending and advancing church/state separation. Make no mistake – this book is timely, for such a defensive is vital at this time in the nation’s history. “God and Government” demonstrates as well as any of the landmark books by Dawkins, Harris, Dennett and Hitchens, if in a nice and velver glove way, that secularists are in a serious battle against a home grown Right Wing ISIS of the mind religionists whose passions extend well beyond denying evolution, science, climate change, women/gay and unbeliever liberties and the human right to be free from religion. They want what they have longer and falsely claimed we were created … Read More

Should Students Consider Politics As A Career Direction?

With all that has been going on during the past few years in the political area, some students serving in student government and those with Political Science or History as a major may think about going into Politics.

People who choose that direction may be motivated by a number of things. Among them may be the desire to:

– Serve the people in their community, city, state or Country

– Do good and make things better for the people they represent

– Assume a position of power

– Boost their ego

– Take advantage of opportunities for personal gain

To be successful, students must possess the personal qualities that seem to permeate politics today. Of course, some of these qualities may be good, while others tend to be bad for the people they represent.

Admirable Qualities:

– Looks out for the best interests of the people they represent

– Puts … Read More