DA ruling may wait until April

Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate

The fate of District Attorney Jon Alexander's law license could hang in the balance until as late as mid-April.

A hearing was held in San Francisco in Monday in Alexander's State Bar trial, and the judge decided she will accept closing arguments through written briefs due by Jan. 11.

It will likely take a couple of days after that until the case is submitted, and then the judge will have up to 90 days to render a decision.

Alexander is facing seven charges of misconduct, including corruption. He has denied them.

The DA's charges stem from giving a $14,000 loan to a probation officer when Alexander was a public defender, receiving a $6,000 loan from a defense attorney, and discussing a case with a defendant without her lawyer present.

If he is found guilty, he could be disbarred unless the judge found there was enough mitigating evidence presented to show he deserves otherwise. During his trial, Alexander provided the court with dozens of letters of support and a handful of character witnesses.

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