An Orlando attorney is facing disbarment after she smashed her SUV into her ex-husband's house, threatened his girlfriend, and spat at a police officer.
Francine Blair Bogumil was found guilty of several crimes after the 2020 incident and her license was suspended by the Florida State Supreme Court, according to The Daily Beast. Then, last week, a special referee recommended "immediate disbarment" for Bogumil, who is currently serving 51 weeks in the Orange County Jail.
The incident in question took place during the early hours of April 30, 2020, The Miami Herald reported. Bogumil left her 5-year-old and 11-year-old children at home alone and drove to her ex-husband's house, where he was living with his girlfriend. They already reportedly had a restraining order against Bogumil.
Upon arrival at the house, Bogumil crashed her SUV into a rented white GMC Yukon parked in her ex-husband’s driveway, according to the outlet. Her ex went to investigate and allegedly found her hurling items at his girlfriend's BMW sedan, shattering its windows.
Speaking to Orange County sheriffs, he recalled having to get between his girlfriend and former wife, who yelled "I will kill you, b***h!" to his girlfriend. Bogumil then swore at, and spat at, a deputy who told her to stop shouting while he was talking to her ex-husband, The Miami Herald noted.
Bogumil posted bond on May 3, 2020, and was ordered not to have contact with her ex-husband, and his girlfriend, but she defied this several days later, when she messaged her former spouse threatening war, according to court documents cited by The Miami Herald.
"And each and every day as my heart bleeds without my kids, your life will become uglier and uglier because this is YOUR choice … you want war, you’ve got WAR …," the message reportedly read. "I chose peace … you didn’t oblige. You can blame yourself because I’m JUST getting started with the ways I can ruin u … I WILL f**k up your world up unless you surrender. I’m not backing down this time. S**t bout to get ugly."
She also allegedly sent messages to his girlfriend, including one that said, "next is your mom and pops. I’d back the f**k off if I were u. Just saying. You’ve been warned to stay away from my kids."
Bogumil, who was ordered to an inpatient treatment program by Judge Julie O’Kane in May last year, was rearrested on Nov. 25.
Bogumil pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; one count of assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of domestic violence battery, two counts of violating a domestic violence restraining order, and two counts of criminal mischief, The Miami Herald further noted.
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