Aaron F. Biber, 46, a leading attorney and former treasurer of the state bar (and a leading candidate for the presidency) has been arrested after giving an underage boy alcohol and raping him. The boy is reportedly mentally handicapped.
Biber reportedly told the boy “Let’s get this party started” after meeting him at a local mall and gave the 15-year-old boy liquor before raping him. He was allegedly caught arranging a second sexual encounter when he was arrested. Police say they found email messages where Biber sent pictures of his genitals to the teen.
Biber was the past president of the Hennepin County Bar Association and co-chair of the antitrust and trade regulation team at Gray Plant Mooty.
Tamara Hjelle Olsen, the manager officer and chair of the board at Gray Plant Mooty issued a brief statement:
“We are deeply saddened by this completely unexpected news, and are ensuring that the clients Mr. Biber has served are being well taken care of by other lawyers at our firm. We are also caring for our employees, who, like our entire legal community, are confused and disturbed by this news. We trust that the justice system will bring this matter to the right result. Mr. Biber has been placed on leave and is not currently practicing law with our firm. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragic development.”
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