November 30, 2020

Dawson County Journal

Serving Dawson County Nebraska

Texas Lawyer Sentenced To Prison In Meth Conspiracy . . . Can Resume Practice In Three Years

Texas Lawyer Sentenced To Prison In Meth Conspiracy . . . Can Resume Practice In Three Years

Attorney Bryan Lee Simmons, 50, has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. What is most striking is that Simmons cannot engage in the practice of law for three years. However, while unlikely to resume practicing in that time, it is a striking contrast to the alleged misconduct.

From July 2019 to August 2019, Simmons was part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Cass County Jail. He used attorney-client meetings to distribute the drugs while, on at least one occasion, traveling with a Colt MK IV .45 caliber pistol.

The plea agreement will result in the dismissal of a number of counts including two linked to the weapon.

Texas Lawyer Sentenced To Prison In Meth Conspiracy . . . Can Resume Practice In Three Years