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Legal Lasso: Myrl Serra Disbarred

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FORMER MONTROSE DA DISBARRED: Myrl Serra has been disbarred, effective Dec. 14. Serra can be reconsidered after eight years, but Supreme Court Regulation Counsel John Gleason said it’s highly unlikely, the Montrose Daily Press reported. Serra abused his female employees and threatened their jobs if they didn’t perform sexual favors for him, according to court documents released last November. Serra pleaded guilty in October to to criminal extortion, a class-four felony, and unlawful sexual contact, a class-one misdemeanor.

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