A federal judge has denied the motion for a new trial by New Jersey defense lawyer Paul Bergrin who was convicted last March on 23 criminal counts which ranged from trafficking cocaine, pimping hookers and murdering witnesses, and the dirtbag will be sentenced on Monday as reported by The Associated Press.
Lawyers breaking bad long has been a problem within the bar, and several once high-flying legal eagles have had their wings recently clipped by criminal convictions.
Last April Jerry "Angel" Peteet was sentenced to 23 years in a federal prison after he was convicted in a racketeering trial targeting several members from the Wheels of Soul motorcycle club in St. Louis, MO as reported by the Post-Tribune.
And in January a federal judge sentenced Isaac Guillen to seven years in prison following his conviction on racketeering and money laundering charges for his role with the 18th Street gang which was controlled from inside prison by Mexican Mafia member Francisco "Puppet" Martinez as reported by Victoria Kim for the Los Angeles Times: "prosecutors said Guillen was an instrumental part of the gang's operations rather than an unwitting marginal character who had been sucked into its criminal activities."
The so-called legal profession is full of criminals masquerading as lawyers. If citizens cannot expect better from supposed officers of the court then perhaps the American experiment which depends upon a legal system beyond reproach is over.