The Blog of the Legal Times: Kevin Ring could be retried.
The Blog of the Legal Times: Kevin Ring jurors remain deadlocked.
The Kevin Ring jury has decided one count, but remains deadlocked on the remaining counts.
National Journal’s Under the Influence: Kevin Ring awaits a jury verdict in a case highlighted in this article, while prosecutors and defense attorneys check their email and improve their brickbreaker scores (or so we’re guessing).
Well, folks, it’s over. After seven days of deliberations, a federal jury has convicted former criminal defense attorney Robert Simels and his associate, Arienne Irving, of conspiring to tamper with witnesses. Here’s the story, and here’s the firm to hire now that two of our colleagues are no longer available.
Although US v. Simels, et al is neither a white collar case nor a mid-Atlantic regional one, it has kept our interest (mostly because we used to try cases against Robert Simels, a criminal defense lawyer in New York City). Here’s the latest in his ongoing criminal trial, in which Mr. Simels is facing serious charges and serious penalties.
Everyone into the Poole (except the jurors)
After a short delay involving some courtroom equipment, the bench trial of US v. Joseph Poole got underway in Judge Bennett’s courtroom this morning at around 9:40.
Judge Bennett was his personable self, welcoming both sides and explaining to Ms. Renee Bronfein Ades, who along with Andy Radding, is representing the defendant, that if he mispronounces her name, she should feel free to call him Judge Benay. As an aside, I should note here that while I have appeared before Judge Bennett several times, never with an “e” at the end of my name, I have never taken advantage of His Honor’s similarly generous offer to me, though I could have. Continue reading “Trial Watch”