Anthony Faul made headlines last month after he claimed De Lille had sought about R5 million in exchange for her endorsement of his venture to provide fire extinguishers to informal settlements in Cape Town. He provided an affidavit to the DA.
The alleged bribery incident, which De Lille had dismissed as yet another attempt to smear her, happened almost five years ago.
The Cape Times has since established that Faul was struck off the roll of attorneys on September 17, 1998, in terms of an order granted by the High Court in Pretoria.
Yesterday, the Law Society of the Northern Provincescould not provide reasons why Faul was struck off the roll, saying those details were in a court file.