Florida Lawyers Accused of Setting Up Opposing Counsel for DUI Arrest

Three men allegedly used their attractive paralegal to get the opposing lawyer arrested midtrial.
2:26 | 05/13/15

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Thanks. A strange case of three lawyers of trying to get a rival attorney busted for DUI in the middle of a big trial and Mara schiavocampo is here with the story. Good morning, Mara. Reporter: Good morning. Those three lawyers are now in serious legal trouble themselves for allegedly using their attractive paralegal to get an opposing attorney drunk all to get him thrown offer the case. I'd like to check your eyes. Reporter: A DUI arrest caught on cam Ralph the driver a prominent Tampa lawyer in the middle of a high-profile case but investigators say he was set up. His rival attorneys allegedly using this woman to set a honey trap. Were you arrested for DUI? Yes. Were you taken to jail? Yes. Reporter: Now this morning th these three could lose their licenses. In January 2013 Phil Campbell meets Melissa Personius a paralegal at that rival law firm at a Tampa restaurant. According to vesters she allegedly became overly friendly socializing and drinking with Campbell and lied about where she worked. All the while exchanging dozens of text messages and phone calls with her bosses. One of those bosses allegedly tipping off a police officer who waited to pull Campbell over busting him for DUI. Campbell was behind the wheel of the paralegal's car which he says he was only driving because she was too drunk. I did not want at least on my watch, my responsibility to have her drive the car. Reporter: Charges were later dropped but the Florida bar association is going after the rival lawyers. Based upon advice of counsel I invoke my fifth amendment right. Reporter: Two of the three refusing to answer and the third admitting while he didn't give the order to set Campbell up, he didn't do anything to stop it. That's a mistake I made that evening. Reporter: As for the woman at the center of the so-called honey trap. I invoke my right to the fifth amendment. Reporter: Legal experts say the possibility of disbarment could be the least of their worries. The federal government and FBI are involved in this heavily and I'm fairly certain we will see a criminal indictment at some point in the future. Reporter: Now, the police officer who arrested Campbell has since been fired. That paralegal, Melissa Personius is still working for the law firm but not in their Tampa offices.

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