Placerville attorney Gregory Richard Kaighn, who says President Donald Trump is a communist Illuminati king who kidnapped his son and is planning World War III, faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar recommendation.
The state bar has been looking into four counts of misconduct against Kaighn, according to the seven-page decision and order of involuntary inactive enrollment issued Nov. 7 by the state bar court. Kaighn declined to defend himself against the misconduct charges, telling the state bar in an email in April that he will not "attempt to defend this case in the traditional sense" or "participate in further 'state bar litigation' under such obviously corrupt circumstances", according to the decision and order.
Kaighn's allegations against Trump are not mentioned in the decision and order. Allegations against Kaighn include making untrue disparaging comments about a court commissioner and encouraging an action with "corrupt motive of passion or interest when he filed a complaint with the intent to harass the defendants identified in the pleading," the decision and order said.
The state bar's decision is pending final action by the California Supreme Court, an appeal before the state bar's review department or expiration of time in which parties may request further review within the state bar court.
Kaighn's recommended discipline was among the dispositions filed earlier this month by the state bar court's hearing department for November.
Kaighn was admitted to the bar in California on Jan. 29, 2004, according to his profile at the state bar website.
In various lawsuits, Kaighn alleges Trump is a communist and a member of the New World Order who has planned for years to overthrow the government and start World War III as part of a grand conspiracy that "has spanned multiple generations and decades of the Trump family."
In October, Kaighn filed his "seventh related case in the series arising out of the Illuminati dictatorship" in U.S. District Court for California's Eastern District, against Trump and members of his family. In that lawsuit, Kaighn accused the Trumps of the "political kidnapping" of his son, Garrett Richard Kaighn.
In April, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller declared Kaighn "a vexatious litigant" and ordered him to initiate no further action "as a self-represented plaintiff" in her court. Mueller also ordered the court clerk to not accept any action Kaighn submits as a self-represented plaintiff, suspended Kaighn from practicing in that court for 60 days and referred the matter to the state bar.
In August, Mueller granted a Trump motion to dismiss one of Kaighn's lawsuits.