State Supreme Court disbars Floyd Johnson

by Leslie Turk

Former prosecutor, who in December 2010 was temporarily suspended from practicing law, has been disbarred by Louisiana Supreme Court.

The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred J. Floyd Johnson, a former assistant district attorney serving an 18-month prison sentence for a federal tax evasion.

The court made the order retroactive to December 2010, the date it temporarily suspended his license based on a recommendation by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

In June 2011, Johnson was sentenced in federal court to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of tax evasion. The ex-prosecutor will also serve three years supervised probation upon release from prison and must pay the feds roughly $180,000 in restitution.

Johnson served as an assistant district attorney with the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office for about 15 years, resigning in July 2010 after he was charged with tax evasion.

The Advocate reported that Johnson is scheduled to be released from federal prison Oct. 25. He is incarcerated at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

As first reported by The Independent, which broke the story on Johnson's legal troubles in early 2010, the felony conviction meant he would lose not only his law license, but also the right to vote, right to run for office and right to possess a firearm.

Read more about Johnson's crime here.