An attorney who worked tirelessly for the release of at least a half dozen wrongly imprisoned men now faces possible disciplinary action.

A five-day hearing is scheduled to begin Monday for Chris Mumma, who's accused of violating rules of professional conduct in a case involving Joseph Sledge, who was imprisoned for almost 40 years for a double murder before being released one year ago.

Some of the men whom she helped free from prison plan to attend the hearing, including Greg Taylor, the first person exonerated by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission that Mumma helped establish.

The attorney who leads the North Carolina State Bar's prosecution declined to discuss the case, as did Mumma and her attorneys.