Prominent Cincinnati-area attorney suspended

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prominent Cincinnati-area attorney is being suspended from practicing law for two months in Ohio.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1lhYh6r) that the suspension for attorney Eric Deters (DEE'-ters) stems from the same actions that resulted in his suspension last year in Kentucky for violating the code of conduct for attorneys.

Deters did not immediately return a call for comment.

The suspensions involve false statements made in a libel lawsuit brought against Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders and a separate civil suit filed in Campbell County involving a homebuilder.

Deters has litigated a number of high-profile cases in Ohio and Kentucky, including defending an ex-Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who pleaded guilty to having sex with her former student, now her fiance.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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