This case was brought against Dr. Ali Shaygan for allegedly dispensing drugs outside the scope of his medical practice. He was acquitted of all charges in 2009, after a four-week trial and jury deliberations of only three hours.
The trial judge awarded almost $602,000 to cover Dr. Shaygan’s lawyers’ fees and expenses and reprimanded the prosecutors, who had threatened a defense lawyer with a “seismic shift” if he asked the judge to suppress statements obtained from Dr. Shaygan in violation of his rights. When the defense lawyer went ahead with his request, the prosecution, in reprisal, increased the number of charges from 23 to 141. The judge, quite rightly, said the government had not acted in “good faith,” in addition to perpetrating other “conscious and deliberate wrongs.”
Lesson: When you mess with Mr. Markus, his publicity machine reaches into the upper levels of the NY Times.
UPDATED PROBABILITY CONE: As of 5 am Friday:
Broward has issued an email alert on the storm:
We are tracking the current storm activity. In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane approaching our area we will make a decision regarding closure. Should Broward come under a tropical storm or hurricane warning, the closure information will be posted on our website at www.17th.flcourts.orgJudge Peter M. Weinstein17th Judicial Circuit Court
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