OKLAHOMA CITY – One client is speaking up saying he’s fearful for his life and doesn’t know what to do after he claims his attorney, Chad Moody, is threatening him for lack of payment.
The client said he’s afraid for his life after Moody used racial and derogatory language in a voicemail left demanding payment for his services.
“It’s not your b****. It’s not your piece of sh** that you step on. It’s not your slave. It’s not your ni****. It’s Chad Moody who works for you, but you won’t f****** pay me,” Moody allegedly said in a voicemail recording to his client, Nichalas Frank.
Moody is known for helping clients with drug related charges, his website claiming “Our league of lawyers is committed to ending the war on drugs while mitigating the harm it does in the meantime.”
“He pretty much told me I ‘d be sorry if I didn’t pay him,” Frank said. “He hasn’t done much in my case at all. He just gets continuances.”
Frank, 26, hired Moody to help him with a meth charge from 2014.
“I understand I haven’t paid him, yeah, because I fear I haven’t gotten my services back,” Frank said.
He’s been with Moody since September 2015.
Now, he’s getting calls like this.
“Why don’t you come to my office, because I’m having a frustrating day, and I would like to really beat the sh** out of somebody and, that way, you can at least be somewhat useful for the human race. God d*****, f****** pay me, a******,” Moody allegedly said in another voicemail.
“He knew what he was getting himself into when he took the case,” Frank said. “I told him I didn’t make much money, I didn’t make much income at the time.”
Frank said he’s scared for what could happen.
“I’m in fear for my life over this man,” Frank said. “You’re looking over your shoulder all the time.”
We looked for Moody, hoping to get his side of the story.
“He’s not available right now,” a receptionist told us.
“This man, last time, he said, ‘If you don’t pay me, we’ll have problems, and there’s other people out in this world that can take care of my problems.'” Frank said. “That automatically means he will hire who he has to hire to take care of me.”
“I’m letting you know I’ve got this conflict of interest, because I would love to see your sorry a** in prison, because you’re using me like your f****** ni****,” Moody allegedly said.
“I don’t want something to happen to my mom, because I take care of her a lot,” Frank said, fighting back tears. “This guy is pretty powerful, and I ‘m pretty sure he can do what he wants to do at any moment.”
We checked with other lawyers who said Moody is not in violation of any rules but is in violation of the spirit of the profession.
“The preamble requires attorneys to follow the law and not use their position to harass and intimidate people,” said Lindsey M. Mulinix, an Oklahoma City attorney.
They said he could also face charges for harassment via phone.
“A violation of any law in general is a violation of the code of professional responsibility for lawyers,” Mulinix said. “I do know that it puts you in a bad position when your clients quit paying you, and it can be very frustrating when your working very hard for them and achieve results.”
The client said he has not paid Moody because he said he keeps putting of the case and delaying action but now fears what will happen at his next court date on March 21st.
We tried reaching Moody multiple times on his cell phone and at his office.
He would not respond.