Former US Attorney Rachael Rollins has law license suspended

Former Massachusetts US Attorney and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has had her law license suspended for nonpayment of registration fees.

The Board of Bar Overseers recommended license suspensions for Rollins and dozens of other attorneys for nonpayment of fees. The state Supreme Judicial Court approved the suspensions.

Rollins resigned as the state’s top federal prosecutor last year after two federal ethics investigations. The investigators found that Rollins tried to influence the campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney in favor of Ricardo Arroyo who lost the race to Kevin Hayden. The US Office of Special Counsel called Rollins’ actions “an extraordinary abuse of her power.” At the time, Rollins had been the Massachusetts US Attorney for just over a year.

The typical legal annual license fee is $300. If a license lapses for nonpayment, a lawyer can have their license reinstated by paying the fee.

According to Statehouse News Service, Rollins has taken a part-time job as a special projects administrator at Roxbury Community College, where he will work with the school’s new Project to Support Returning Citizens, a program to help those formerly incarcerated. She will be paid $96,000 a year in that post.