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Friday, June 24, 2011

JUST ONE MORE QUESTION....




Peter Falk passed away today at age 83.
RIP Detective Colombo.

REGJB Trivia:
Name the criminal defense attorney who donned a raincoat and gave a portion of his closing argument doing a Detective Colombo impersonation.


FERNANDLE WANTS WHITEY!
Some new information out of the Whitey Bulger arrest, courtesy of the NY Times:

Within hours of his capture, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the Miami-Dade state attorney, said she was eager to try him on charges of orchestrating a 1982 murder of a gambling executive at Miami International Airport. If convicted, Mr. Bulger could face the death penalty.


Sometimes you're just in the mood for a special something for lunch.


36 comments:

shumie in shape said...

Rump! Pulling a shumie with a nice BBQ lunch at Uncle Toms! You da man.

I'm taking a shumie right now. But its the gym for me.

Rumpole said...

If Miami gets Whitey I make this promise now: If the court appoints me I will 1) waive all fees and do it pro bono; 2) reveal my identity.

It would be a career caping case.

Anonymous said...

Shumie the rifleman Flemmi?

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, let's try a 80 year old guy for murder, give him the needle and let him appeal. By my calculations, the typical execution takes about 20 years to get past all the appeals. (Except Bundy)

Can't wait to execute a 100 year old guy!

Rain coat lawyer was Eddie O'Donnell I think.

Rumpole said...

Eddie O'Donnel? (buzzer sound) wrong, Try again.

Not foolin me said...

Rumpy rumpy rumpy you ol sneaky sob. You forgot to mention that you'd have to retire from the SAO and get a clearance for conflict of interest before you could take on Whitey's case.

But nice try with the ol misdirection you sneaky rumpy.

Fake Alan Arkin said...

My best memory of Falk is from the movie, "The Inlaws"

"serpentine!"

Anonymous said...

There is now way Grumpy Rumpy is a prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to Joel Silvershein and his family. Very sad.

Anonymous said...

Info-- Not a raincoat Rump--- TRENCHCOAT

"Peter Falk himself; they were his own clothes, including the trenchcoat which
made its first appearance in the second episode"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbo_%28TV_series%29

Anonymous said...

I just heard mark eiglarsh say on FOX that jose baez is a rookie criminal lawyer where as he is a veteran criminal lawyer. This guy is a self important hater who has NEVER been involved or won a major murder case as a defense lawyer in his life.

Anonymous said...

the late stan goldstein.

Anonymous said...

Only one thing could be better than a sports mascot getting struck by a wicked foul ball: the Shumie moron getting struck by a wicked foul baal.

Anonymous said...

Baez has made some mistakes, but he is doing a good job overall.

Casey Anthony will be found guilty of a lesser charge.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole how about a post on the case of Iraq war double veteran Petty Officer Elisha Dawkins who's in FDC downtown, being prosecuted by the Miami USAO for "false statements in a passport application" because he checked the "no" box in a question asking if he had applied for a pssport before (he did but let the application lapse because he didn't have all the documents). Mr. P.O. Dawkins was brought as a child from the Bahamas and grew up believing he was a U.S. citizen. The state of Florida gave him a delayed birth certificate and he applied for the passport to go fight in Iraq. Upon being honorably discharged by the Army, he immediately enlisted in the Navy and was serving in GTMO as a military photographer with a "secret" security clearance when the USAO brought this indictment.

There appears to be no fraud or fraudulent intent involved because, had he known he was not a U.S. citizen by birth, P.O. Dawkins could have become one by virtue of his military service.

See the Miami Herald article here:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/23/2281701/guantanamo-navy-photographer-in.html#disqus_thread

This is the CNN article:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/06/24/florida.passport.fraud/index.html

The NY Times article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/us/24veteran.html?_r=2

And the UPI article:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/06/23/Veteran-may-be-deported-for-passport-lie/UPI-66521308851079/#ixzz1QJMGvajD

Dallas Mavericks Motion said...

The ol' Fuck You brief. This one is priceless, with photo and all.

I admire the conclusion part, last sentence seeking relief is even more priceless.

Go Dallas!

Anonymous said...

I heard that Jose Baez was a member of the bar 3 years when he started on the Casey Anthony case. I have no idea whether Eiglarsh has won any murder cases, however, he started when I did, and has been a trial lawyer for approximately 20 years.

Anonymous said...

If sir winston churchill had the misfortune to have ever met Eiglarsh he might have said something like

never has one who has accomplished so little believed in his greatness so much

Get Nagoolian said...

Rump I cam smell Nagoolian. He is out tonight. How about we call in some Foxtrot Whiskey on Nago and liven up his night? Bring the grunts in from the Lima Peru and get the FAC to coordinate Foxtrot Whiskey with some arty and then send out an FP to make contact and mop up. OK?

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

JOSE BAEZ ......

The Florida Bar reports that Mr. Baez has been an attorney for five years (9/22/05).

According to reports on CNN, Mr. Baez has stated that he has tried in excess of 40 jury trials, has tried several homicide cases, and the Judge determined that he was qualified to try this case by virtue of the FRCrP.

The FRCrP 3.112 state:

1. Florida Bar attorney;

2. 5 years litigation experience in the field of criminal law;

3. have prior experience as lead counsel in no fewer than nine state or federal jury trials of serious and complex cases which were tried to completion, as well as prior experience as lead defense counsel or cocounsel
in at least two state or federal cases tried to completion in which the death penalty was sought. In addition, of the nine jury trials which were tried to completion, the attorney should have been lead counsel in at least three cases in which the charge was murder; or alternatively, of the nine jury trials, at least one was a murder trial and an additional five were felony jury trials;

4. are familiar with the practice and procedure of the criminal courts of the jurisdiction;

5. are familiar with and experienced in the utilization of expert witnesses and evidence, including but not limited to psychiatric and forensic evidence;

6. have demonstrated the necessary proficiency and commitment which exemplify the quality of representation appropriate to capital cases, including but not limited to the investigation and presentation of evidence in
mitigation of the death penalty;

7. have attended within the last two years a continuing legal education program of at least twelve hours‘ duration devoted specifically to the defense of capital cases.

So, anyone know whether he actually meets or exceeds these qualifications???

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

The case is a loser.

If Baez somehow pulls out a not guilty, or guilty of a lesser like tampering with corpse, you will all be saying how you knew him back when.

Rumpole said...

Nobody knows who the attorney is who out on a trench coat and impersonated Colombo for a closing argument? It made the Herald as I recall.

CAPTAIN said...

Can't say that I recall that one Rumpy. I wonder how many have the answer to the question: who was the prosecutor who donned a bathing suit for closing argument.

Try that one on for size.

Cap Out ....

Mr. Blackwood said...

8:26

A prosecutor in a bathing suit?

I can give a top 5 of who I hope to god it wasn't.

John Davidoff (short lived, but no bathing beauty)

Abe Laeser

Andy Hague

Abbé Rifkin

Janet Reno

Anonymous said...

Cap,

The former ASA is Alex Michaels with the bathing suit. He hid a firearm in it during closing arguments. He actually had the bathing suit under his pants, and pulled them down (he got permission from the Judge before). It was a not guilty.

Anonymous said...

Nice brief but the Mav's lawyers!

Anonymous said...

richard sharpstein wore a trench coat during closing many years ago and did his best columbo imitation

Rumpole said...

BINGO! It was Sharpie. And as I recall, although he received favourable reviews in the Herald, the jury returned a guilty verdict.

blah blah blah said...

Blah blah blah blah shumie blah bah blah blah sharpstein blah blah blah blah roy black blah blah blah blah DOM bah blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Mr Haney rules said...

Blecher and Mr. Haney separated at birth?

Anonymous said...

Baez worked for the PD's office at least as early as 1997 in the misdemeanor DV unit. I think he was technically an intern, but he tried a good number of cases. He passed the bar but got held up, for years actually, on the C&F portion. Finally got in in 2005.

CAPTAIN said...

10:02 pm. Correctomundo. I did not see it personally, but that is what I was told.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Tom's is overrated, excuse me, WAY overrated. Their sauce is terrible.

Shorty's (Dadeland) is still the best although it has been hit and miss lately. Shorty's sauce is the best anywhere and I've had Georgia, Carolina, Texas and Missouri BBQ!

Anonymous said...

Smokey Bones isn't bad

Anonymous said...

Fake Joseph George said: I got interviewed and they did not nominate me to the governor for 4 more years and now they put an add in the Florida bar news to find replacements for me and a second round of applications and interviews. I guess I need to start looking for a job.

Anonymous said...

Who woukd ever want that ORC job? I nominate Phil R.