Lawyer Who Planted Drugs to Frame PTA Member Disbarred - NBC Southern California

Lawyer Who Planted Drugs to Frame PTA Member Disbarred

Kent Easter was convicted of a felony after a jury found that he and his then-wife planted drugs to frame a PTA member with whom they had been feuding

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    Lawyer Who Planted Drugs to Frame PTA Member Disbarred
    Kent Easter and his then-wife Jill Easter, who the Orange County Register reports has since changed her name to Ava Everheart, were convicted of planting drugs in the car of a PTA member with whom they had been feuding in 2011. Kent Easter was a lawyer, but in September 2017, the State Bar of California announced that he had been disbarred.

    A Southern California attorney convicted along with his then-wife of planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer has been disbarred.

    The State Bar says 43-year-old Kent Easter can no longer practice in California because of his felony conviction and "moral turpitude."

    Kent Easter and Jill Easter -- who now goes by Ava Everheart -- were both convicted of false imprisonment in separate criminal trials.

    The couple planted prescription painkillers, marijuana and a pot pipe in Kelli Peters' car in 2011 and then called police, who briefly detained her.

    The couple had an ongoing dispute with Peters over what they believed was improper treatment of their son.

    The Orange County Register says the couple was ordered by a jury to pay Peters $5.7 million following a civil trial.

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