SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City attorney who is part of Matthew David Stewart’s defense team has been disbarred by the Utah Supreme Court.
Jonathon W. Grimes had originally been ordered suspended for 181 days by a district court. However, on appeal by the State Bar’s Office of Public Conduct, the Supreme Court overruled the lower court and ordered Grimes disbarred.
The court found that Grimes had deposited $7,070 paid him as a retainer into a personal account and spent the money for personal use.
Grimes can apply for readmission to the bar after five years.
The case that lead to his disbarment involved employment discrimination and has no connection to the Stewart case.
Stewart faces the death penalty if convicted on charges stemming from a Jan. 4 Weber-Morgan Strike Force raid on his house that left one police officer dead and five wounded.
His defense team includes at least four other lawyers and is lead by Ogden attorney Randy Richards.