Blog Posts in October, 2012

  • Boston Herald: Storm stalls jury selection in Tim Cahill trial

    By Laurel J. Sweet Former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill and his ex-campaign manager Scott Campbell will have to wait at least another day and possibly longer before their trial gets under way, after the courts cancelled appearances for unseated jurors in today’s storm. The Quincy residents are accused of spending $1.5 million in taxpayer-funded Lottery monies as part of a thinly veiled ...
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  • Federal Plea Bargains: Not Always Such a Great Deal

    Because a substantial percentage of my criminal defense work in Boston involves federal clients and federal charges, I was not surprised to read in last week’s Wall Street Journal ("WSJ") that approximately 97% of all federal criminal cases that are prosecuted to a conclusion are resolved these days via plea bargains. According to the WSJ, this represents an astounding 13% increase from the 84% ...
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