Blog Posts in 2013

  • FOX 25: Student Faces Murder, Rape Charges in Danvers Teacher’s Death

    Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston Attorney Brad Bailey joined Maria Stephanos live from the FOX 25 Beacon Hill studios last night to discuss the indictment of Danvers High School student Philip Chism, who is accused of robbing, raping, and murdering his teacher, Colleen Ritzer. More on the story below. DANVERS, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - A 14-year-old Danvers High School student ...
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  • Brad Bailey Shares Legal Perspective on Bulger Sentencing

    Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston Attorney Brad Bailey was in the FOX 25 studios this morning with Shannon Mulaire to discuss the sentencing of James “Whitey” Bulger.
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  • After the Racket: Bulger Jury Speaks Loudly

    Make no mistake about it. The verdicts returned by the jury in the Whitey Bulger racketeering trial ( United States v. Bulger, et al. , No. 99-CR-10371), nearly eight weeks to the day from jury selection, represent a sweeping victory for the prosecution; guilty on thirty-one of thirty-two counts including RICO conspiracy and RICO substantive charges; eleven of nineteen murders proven beyond a ...
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  • FOX 25: Bulger’s Defense Team Adds Five Names to Witness List

    Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense team added five new names to his witness list Wednesday. The list includes OIG Special Agent James Marra, who already appeared on the stand as a government witness, as well as former FBI deputy director Weldon Kennedy, Theodore Berenson Jr., James Knotts, and Joseph Kelly. Berenson was a ...
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  • Is It Game Over for Aaron Hernandez?

    Over the past ten days, I have been asked just about every question in my alternate role as TV Legal Analyst about former New England Patriots' Tight End Aaron Hernandez's murder case, except one. How is he going to be able to defend against the mountain of evidence the police appear to be accumulating against him? To be sure, he seems to be facing an uphill battle. However, as an experienced ...
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  • Fox 25: Source: Arrest Warrant Issued for Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez

    Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with a murder investigation, according to a source. Odin Lloyd, 27, was found dead in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez’s North Attleboro home Monday. A source told FOX 25’s Bob Ward that the ...
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  • WBUR: ‘Label Them As Rats’: Expected Strategy In The Bulger Trial

    By Sacha Pfeiffer and Lynn Jolicoeur June 7, 2013 BOSTON - The judge in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial expects a jury to be seated by early next week and opening statements to happen Wednesday - with several months of testimony to follow. To get a sense of the likely legal strategy by both sides in the case, All Things Considered's Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with Brad Bailey, a Boston criminal defense ...
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  • 4th Amendment Eroding Faster than Plum Island under SCOTUS’ Latest Decision

    For a number of years it has been both federal law and the law in most states, that the government may take DNA samples from convicted criminals, who are deemed as possessing limited privacy rights as a result of their convictions, in order to include their DNA in a nationwide database(s). The database is a law enforcement tool touted as a means of tying criminals to unsolved, unrelated crimes ...
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  • Boston Globe: Defense attorney in 'Clark Rockefeller'; trial suggests victim’s wife was the murderer

    Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the German con man who called himself Clark Rockefeller, listened to the prosecutor in Los Angeles Superior Court today. By Brian Ballou, Globe Staff 03/18/2013 6:33 PM LOS ANGELES - A defense attorney for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the con man who called himself Clark Rockefeller in Massachusetts, suggested today at Gerhartsreiter’s cold-case murder trial that ...
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  • The Race to Arrest, Prosecute, Convict & Punish the Boston Marathon Bomber(s)

    In view of my experiences as a former federal prosecutor and now longtime federal criminal defense lawyer, I have been asked three questions by various news outlets in the wake of Monday’s horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon: when there is an arrest, will the case be prosecuted in state or federal court?; what are the likely charges and possible punishment?; and what are the procedural steps ...
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  • Dateline: Behind Closed Doors – Excerpt from Clark Rockefeller Segment on 4/17/13

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  • Attorney: Bulger Was Never An FBI Informant

    CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Whitey Bulger ‘s lawyer made a surprising claim on Wednesday after a court hearing over Bulger’s claim of legal immunity. J.W. Carney told reporters that Bulger was never an informant for the FBI or any other government organization, and that his immunity claim comes from another unspecified reason. “James Bulger was never an informant to the FBI or anybody else at any ...
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  • Cahill Attorneys Discuss Mistrial

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  • Ex Probation Chief, 2 Aides Indicted in Hiring Scandal

    BOSTON (WHDH)—Three former state employees face serious charges in the wake of a probation scandal. Federal grand jury indictments allege the former state probation officials set up a “rigged hiring system” that favored job applicants sponsored by powerful state lawmakers over more qualified candidates. The indictments describe the lengths at which the probation department officials allegedly went ...
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  • Sal DiMasi found guilty of corruption

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo – Boston) – “I think it’s almost certain that Sal DiMasi will be going to jail,” said former Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Bailey. Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi – guilty on seven of nine counts in his corruption trial. Bailey says he believes Judge Mark Wolf could sentence DiMasi to five-ten years in prison. “A series of factors he’s required to look at are ...
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