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.

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    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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