11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
For Immediate Release
Contact: Eunice Sigler, Director
Office of Government Liaison & Public Relations
Phone (305) 349-7187 Fax (305) 349-7190
Real Life Rumpole Visits the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court
Miami, FL - Sir Ivan Lawrence, Queen’s Counsel, one of Britain’s leading barristers and a former member of Parliament for 20 years will speak about the British legal system and his experiences defending and prosecuting some of Britain’s most high profile cases. He and his wife, Lady Gloria Lawrence, are guests of Judge Bonnie Lano Rippingille, acting Circuit Court Judge in the Domestic Violence Division and her husband, Steven Schoedinger. She has invited all of the Assistant Public Defenders, Assistant State Attorneys, the Judges of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and members of the Bar to this event. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.
The event will take place in Courtroom 20C of the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, 175 NW First Avenue on Thursday, April 13th from Noon to 1:15 PM.
For information call 305-349-5701.
MY OH MY SPACE FALLOUT- PROSECUTOR OUT:
Fall-out from DJ Dofus and his prosecution of Redskin safety Sean Taylor: We heard ESPN report yesterday that Mr. Grieco resigned from the case. Here is what we see:
Mr. Grieco tried playing in the big leagues, but was no match for the opposition. Not to mix football and baseball metaphors, but its back to the minor leagues for you DJ Dofus.
Ex ASA Davidoff, living in the Big Apple, makes his final post on DJ Dofus:
This will be my last post about Mr. Grieco. Bad judgment is a synonym for Mike. Mike has continually used his position as a prosecutor not to only bolster himself, but to harm innocent victims. I am not involved with the Sean Taylor matter, but I think his actions are disgusting. I am involved in the case where Grieco acted as a defense attorney while employed by the State Attorneys Office and attempted to use his influence as a prosecutor to protect his friend. This was not bad judgment, this was corruption. Mike should have been fired for his actions. My client is now contemplating how he should proceed against Mike. Maybe my client will decide to move on, maybe he will decide to pursue several options. However, either way, Mr. Grieco you owe my client an apology. Mr. Grieco you owe the people of Florida an apology for interfering with a criminal investigation and abusing your power. Someone previously said KFR finally is defending her prosecutors. Come on, that is a joke. Mike's actions are not defendable.
Call the game as it should be called.
Mike, your actions are horrific.
Rumpole wonders if that last paragraph isn't pulled from Godfather II, during the senate hearing when the government witness (Frankey something) can't ID Michael Corleone and Tom Hagan starts shouting that the senate and the government owe Michael Corleone an apology.
Rumpole gives Mr. Grieco the same sage advice we gave Judge Lindsey: Hang in there Mike- some other Judge or attorney will shortly do something stupid and you will be out of the cross hairs of the blog's readers.
Rumpole misses Miami, and will see you in court next week, or whenever we can get this blasted matter to a jury.