On November 21, 2022, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma approved the application for the resignation of Vinita attorney Daniel Thomas Giraldi. The case is entitled “In the Matter of Daniel Thomas Giraldi” with Case No. 7361.
The charges cited rules of professional conduct 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 8.4(b), 8.4(c).
The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.
The State of Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association submitted to the court an application to approve the resignation of Daniel Thomas Giraldi from membership in the Oklahoma Bar Association. Respondent wished to resign pending disciplinary proceedings and investigation into alleged misconduct.
The Respondent acknowledged that the Complainant’s Office of the General Counsel was investigating certain allegations of professional misconduct against him. Respondent admitted that, while he was serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Ottawa County District Attorney’s office, he devised a scheme to defraud the citizens of Oklahoma and his employer of their right to the honest and faithful services that he owed them in his position through the concealment of material information and the receipt of bribes in exchange for official acts.
The filing states:
‘Specifically, Respondent would receive something of value-including sexual favors from multiple women-in exchange for corrupt actions in his official capacity, including but not limited to the reduction of criminal defendants’ bond amounts, the dismissal of traffic violations, and other favorable treatment of criminal defendants in their cases. To advance this scheme and artifice to defraud, Respondent employed wire communications in interstate commerce to transmit sounds and writings, including text messages sent on April 13th and 14th and a phone call placed on April 14th. Respondent further admits to possessing Oxycodone on April 19th with intent to distribute, all in relation to allegations that he traveled interstate to deliver the controlled dangerous substance (CDS) to a woman in exchange for sexual favors. The respondent is currently waiting to be sentenced.’
With the foregoing facts and with the admission of the Respondent, the Court decided to grant the application for Resignation.
The Disposition states:
“It is therefore ORDERED that Complainant’s application is approved and the Respondent’s resignation during the pendency of disciplinary proceedings is accepted and approved effective November 8, 2022.”
Ms. Giraldi’s info can be found on Martindale.com. She attended Southern Illinois University, graduating in 2006. Giraldi practices in Vinita, Oklahoma. She is licensed in Oklahoma.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.