District Attorney, Mike Nifong, is focusing on his upcoming ethics complaint preliminary hearing next week.

The state bar will decide this spring if his public comments about the case were a violation of the professional rules of conduct.

Mike Nifong stated in December 2006, “I’m not really into the irony of talking to reporters about allegations that I talked to reporters.”

Since the charges were announced the embattled D.A. has limited his comments to the media.

But legal experts say it may be too little too late considering he was warned early on.

Read the whole thing. And this sounds like an understatement to me: Duke case may hurt prosecutor’s career. Gee, do you think?

More developments here. And, as always, K.C. Johnson is on top of things.