Finger-Flipping Anthony Lawyer Faces Bar Complaint

He did not maintain 'the integrity of the profession,' says fellow attorney
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2011 10:33 AM CDT
Defense attorney Cheney Mason gestures toward reporters and spectators peering through a restaurant window across the street from the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, July 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

(Newser) Cheney Mason's "eff you" to the media probably felt pretty good at the time, but now the Casey Anthony attorney is facing a Florida Bar complaint for making the obscene gesture. A fellow attorney filed the complaint after pictures emerged of Mason flipping the bird while celebrating Anthony's not guilty verdict, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Mason also reportedly made a different lewd gesture, not pictured, that required two hands. The complaint accuses Mason of breaking the rules that require him to maintain "the integrity of the profession."

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