HELENA-WEST HELENA- Local Attorney Jimmie L. Wilson, most famously known statewide for going to prison while a state representative, has been fined and ordered to pay restitution to the Helena Housing Authority by the Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct.
The Committee ordered the restitution in the amount of $2176 saying that Wilson filed lawsuits in 2009 and 2010 that had no purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden the housing authority and its director- Lionell Moss.
In addition to the annoying filings that the Committee cited, Wilson also was found to have repeatedly paid his license fees in a tardy fashion but continued to practice law while his license was suspended for that reason. He was fined $1000.
Wilson was also fined an additional $1000 for refusing to respond to the allegations when ordered to do so by the Committee.
Wilson is no stranger to controversy with the Committee, having repeated sanctions over the years, including disbarment for a time. Wilson reentered the local news with the election of Mayor Arnell Wills, who has paid him thousands of dollars to do work that should have been done by City Attorney Chalk Mitchell. Some of this work is believed to have been done while Wilson apparently was representing clients suing the city in other cases.