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Criminal Defense News 05/2006



Demand swells for white-collar defense work (BizJournals)
Responding to both the demands of a volatile business climate and the evolving needs of its existing and prospective client base, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC's recently formed white-collar criminal defense practice group signifies a local shift in client services that mirrors a national trend. The firm believes the move positions it for growth in the Birmingham market.

''HIGH-TECH LYNCHING'' OF ALLEGED RAPE VICTIM INTENSIFIES, WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2006 (The Wilmington Journal)
[DURHAM, NC] What some in the African-American community have called the media and defense attorneys’ “high-tech lynching” of the Black female alleged victim in the Duke lacrosse gang rape case, continued this week with defense motions seeking to portray her as a dishonest drug addict and alcoholic with a criminal past.

JPs could tap into grant fund for extra legal defense cash (Benton Courier)
Additional money Saline County needs for legal defense of a lawsuit could come from the county's grant fund, Justice of the Peace Doug Curtis of Benton said this morning.

Common Cause Seeks Justice Probe of Harris (AP via Yahoo! News)
A congressional watchdog group asked the Justice Department on Monday to investigate whether Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., attempted to obtain a $10 million appropriation for a defense contractor in return for his financial support.

High Court Win for Defendants (Los Angeles Times)
The justices overturn a murder conviction, saying South Carolina should not bar defense lawyers from fingering another suspect.

Lay to face final day of questions (CNN Money)
After five days on the stand, Enron founder Kenneth Lay will face a final day of questions as the defense team wraps up its re-direct and attempts to convince jurors that Lay never conspired to mislead Wall Street about Enron's true financial health.

'I did not commit any criminal act,' DA says (Macon Telegraph)
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Monday he did nothing wrong and did not injure a sheriff's deputy during a March 31 incident stemming from an altercation with a deputy in a courtroom.

Flores’ Murder Trial Reset For Sept. 18 (Greene County)
The second-degree murder trial of Edgar R. Flores, which had been scheduled to begin on May 9 in Greene County Criminal Court, has been moved to the September term of court.

Ney’s legal fund raised just $40K (The Hill)
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) has raised little money for his legal defense fund, despite spending nearly $100,000 so far this year on lawyer fees. Ney has raised $40,000 for the fund, which he set up at the beginning of the year after becoming embroiled in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.

Turning the Tide on Criminal Libel (Ohmynews)
Originally designed as a legal remedy to replace dueling in settling insults, criminal libel eventually became a method for controlling populations during eras when sedition and...

Judge rebuffs Wecht on request for prosecution communications (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Attorneys representing former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril H. Wecht will not get any documents that show communications between federal prosecutors and District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. regarding their client's criminal charges.

KPMG Defense Critical of Judge's Procedural Restrictions (Law.com)
A judge's effort to avoid duplicative testimony and wasted time at the trial of 18 defendants accused in the KPMG illegal tax shelter has drawn the ire of defense attorneys in the case.

KPMG Defense Critical of Judge's Procedural Restrictions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge's effort to avoid duplicative testimony and wasted time at the trial of 18 defendants accused in the KPMG illegal tax shelter has drawn the ire of defense attorneys in the case.

Lay's testimony raises eyebrows (Pioneer Press)
HOUSTON — Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay surprised almost everyone by hurting more than helping himself when he testified in his own defense, analysts agreed as he left the stand Tuesday.

Defense asks for delay in slaying case (The Herald-Mail)
Attorneys for an inmate accused of killing a correctional officer at Washington County Hospital in January filed a motion April 25 to postpone his trial for 18 months.

Testifying could hurt Lay’s case (The Olympian)
HOUSTON — Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay surprised almost everyone by hurting more than helping himself when he testified in his own defense, analysts agreed as he left the stand Tuesday.

House to Take Up Anti-Price Gouging Bill (North County Times)
WASHINGTON - Worried about the political heat from high gasoline prices, the House is preparing to vote on a bill that would impose criminal and civil penalties on any energy company caught price gouging.

JPs could tap into grant fund for extra legal defense cash (Benton Courier)
Additional money Saline County needs for legal defense of a lawsuit could come from the county's grant fund, Justice of the Peace Doug Curtis of Benton said this morning.

Bob Ritchie, 1938-2006 Some memories of an influential friend (Metro Pulse)
My friend Bob Ritchie died last Friday, of cancer. For the last 30 years or so, he was maybe the best-known criminal-defense attorney in Knoxville, and had some wider renown; he was former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Lay's testimony raises eyebrows (Pioneer Press)
HOUSTON — Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay surprised almost everyone by hurting more than helping himself when he testified in his own defense, analysts agreed as he left the stand Tuesday.

Skilling and Lay: At once brilliant and bombastic (CNN Money)
Depending on what jury verdict emerges from the Enron trial, the defense of former CEOs Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling will either be viewed as the most brilliant victory in the history of white-collar criminal defense -- or the most expensive bungle ever.

Defense lawyer fears bank murder trial may have been tainted (Fremont Tribune)
LINCOLN, Neb. - A defense lawyer asked a court for permission Wednesday to try to determine if Madison County Attorney Joe Smith's alleged friendship with a drug dealer tainted the trials of two of men convicted in the murders of five people at a Norfolk bank.

Enron defense calls experts to defend accounting (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Defense lawyers for former Enron CEOs Kenneth lay and Jeffrey Skilling questioned two accounting experts on Wednesday to show that the collapsed energy company never falsified its books.

Ford defense on the offense (Rocky Mountain News)
Attorneys for a Denver firefighter accused of selling illegal machine guns are fighting for the right to introduce evidence about his psychological makeup as they pursue an entrapment defense in his federal criminal trial.

Defense lawyer fears bank murder trial may have been tainted (Casper Star-Tribune)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A defense lawyer asked a court for permission Wednesday to try to determine if Madison County Attorney Joe Smith's alleged friendship with a drug dealer tainted the trials of two of men convicted in the murders of five people at a Norfolk bank.

Legal observer calls trial waste of time and money (WSMV Nashville)
NEW ORLEANS A criminal defense attorney and legal expert on the war on terror is questioning the decision to put Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee) on trial. John...

March defense seeks details of deal made with informant (Gallatin News Examiner)
Perry March's defense team wants details of a deal between prosecutors and a jailhouse informant who is the star witness in a murder-for-hire case against the former Nashville attorney.

Legal observer calls trial waste of time and money (WHO-TV Des Moines)
NEW ORLEANS A criminal defense attorney and legal expert on the war on terror is questioning the decision to put Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee) on trial.

Legal observer calls trial waste of time and money (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
NEW ORLEANS A criminal defense attorney and legal expert on the war on terror is questioning the decision to put Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee) on trial.

Defense lawyer fears bank murder trial may have been tainted (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
LINCOLN (AP) - A defense lawyer asked a court for permission Wednesday to try to determine if Madison County Attorney Joe Smith's alleged friendship with a drug dealer tainted the trials of two of the men convicted in the murders of five people at a Norfolk bank.

NRA bankrolls Fish murder defense (The Payson Roundup)
Funding for the defense of a retired school teacher who shot and killed a man on a remote county trail comes, at least in part, from the National Rifle Association.

JPs could tap into grant fund for extra legal defense cash (Benton Courier)
Additional money Saline County needs for legal defense of a lawsuit could come from the county's grant fund, Justice of the Peace Doug Curtis of Benton said this morning.

Rumsfeld Heckled by Former CIA Analyst (AP via Yahoo! News)
Protesters repeatedly interrupted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during a speech Thursday and one man, a former CIA analyst, accused him of lying about Iraq prewar intelligence in an unusually vociferous display of anti-war sentiment.

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Italy Court Upholds Corruption Conviction (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ROME (AP) - Italy's top criminal court Thursday night upheld a 2005 corruption conviction against a former minister and close associate of outgoing Premier Silvio Berlusconi, but lowered his sentence from seven to six years, one of his lawyers said. Cesare Previti - a longtime aide of the premier who served as defense minister in Berlusconi's first government in 1994 - had been free pending

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Defense lawyer fears bank murder trial may have been tainted (Casper Star-Tribune)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A defense lawyer asked a court for permission Wednesday to try to determine if Madison County Attorney Joe Smith's alleged friendship with a drug dealer tainted the trials of two of men convicted in the murders of five people at a Norfolk bank.

Protests, tough questions for Rumsfeld / Former CIA analyst says defense chief lied about Iraq arms (San Francisco Chronicle)
When Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld goes on the road to deliver a speech, it's usually in front of a relatively respectful audience: U.S. troops stationed overseas, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation dinner have...

Liberia: Min. Samukai Visits New Defense Building (AllAfrica.com)
Citizens occupying the new Ministry of National Defense building located in Congo Town are calling for the government to reclaim control of the facility.

A fight over hundreds of e-mails in an Abramoff-related criminal case (WOAI)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Several years worth of e-mails between disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the Bush administration's former top procurement official should be allowed as evidence in a criminal trial, federal prosecutors told a judge Friday.

Attorney's death complicates CHP trial (The Davis Enterprise)
Published May 05, 2006 - 16:30:21 CDT. Kevin Clymo, the Sacramento criminal defense attorney representing the accused killer of California Highway Patrol Officer Andy Stevens, died Wednesday night, leaving a legal community in mourning.

Walker defense claims 'involuntary intoxication' during trial for attempted murder of a peace officer (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Michael D. Walker contends he was involuntarily intoxicated on cocaine at the time he allegedly fired four shots at Macon County sheriff's deputy Jessie Owens on July 2.

Moussaoui jury was just what his defense attorneys wanted (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - When a juror in Zacarias Moussaoui's trial told the Washington Post on Thursday that he thought the Al-Qaida operative was a minor player in the Sept. 11 attacks, the remarks fit perfectly with the kind of jury that defense attorneys had sought, their jury consultant said. Jury expert Marjorie Fargo said in an interview Friday that Moussaoui's court-appointed lawyers were looking for

Judge rules criminal charges in Stockdale case will stand (Asbury Park Press)
FREEHOLD -- A state Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the majority of the charges against Ronald Sollitto, the podiatrist who lost the lengthy civil case involving widow Madeleine Stockdale's will, can stand.

Defense lawyer fears bank murder trial may have been tainted (Casper Star-Tribune)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A defense lawyer asked a court for permission Wednesday to try to determine if Madison County Attorney Joe Smith's alleged friendship with a drug dealer tainted the trials of two of men convicted in the murders of five people at a Norfolk bank.

Slaying case tape didn't get to defense (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A hearing for two teens convicted in the slaying of a Lexington newlywed was unexpectedly delayed after evidence emerged this week that had not been turned over to defense attorneys.

Marty Kaplan: Paging Tom Clancy (HuffingtonPost)
Shirlington Limousine, the firm said by defense contractor Brent Wilkes, the confessed Duke Cunningham briber, to have shuttled hookers to congressional hospitality suites, won $25 million in contracts from the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 and 2005. This is especially curious because, as TPMmuckracker and others have pointed out, Christopher D. Baker, the head of Shirlington Limo, has

Slaying case tape didn't get to defense (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A hearing for two teens convicted in the slaying of a Lexington newlywed was unexpectedly delayed after evidence emerged this week that had not been turned over to defense attorneys.

Storied criminal agrees to plea deal (NorthJersey.com)
Jose Miguel Battle Sr., a legendary crime boss known as the Godfather of the Cuban mafia, has struck a deal with prosecutors at his federal racketeering trial in Miami that will allow him to go home to die.




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