Trial Watch

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.

Trial Watch

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”