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Friday, March 25, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST

UPDATE:  Check out David Ovalle's article on Red, the homeless man who was an REGJB regular who died a few weeks ago. 
Here. 

Couple of big verdicts Thursday: 

Alex Michaels WON his case before Judge Johnson with the jury returning a not guilty verdict Thursday afternoon. Couple of hard fighting ASAs took the loss. 

ASA Gail Levine and company WON their before Judge Tinkler-Mendez case of the defendant who murdered retired Police Captain Bobby Yee. PDs for the defense.


Courtesy of @Davidovalle305 twitter: a Picture from the past. 

Can you name the players? We can. 

Hint: Woman behind the desk went on to be US ATTY General. 

From L to R: Sonny Meyers (the tough one to ID), David Waksman, Michael Cornelly, Abe Laeser, Sharpie)



For you young ASAs and PDs wondering, just before the picture was taken everyone put away their cell phones and laptops. 

20 comments:

Jonathan Blecher said...

Janet Reno, unknown, David Waksman, Abe Laeser, Mike Cornely, Richard Sharpstein (with the quip, of course)

Rumpole said...

The one to the left of Janet is going to he the hard one.

Anonymous said...

How in the hell can there be no video surveillance with the red light cameras at the intersection hear his death? I sure feel even safer with them around now.

Anonymous said...

Sonny Meyers.

Anonymous said...

Sonny Meyers, a great ASA, County Attorney and private lawyer.

Anonymous said...

guy on left looks like Mike Tarkoff. But he was a PD before he went to jail.

Anonymous said...

The one to the left of Janet is very familiar but don't remember his name.

Rumpole said...

Iv's posted all of their names. Sonny Meyers was the tough one.

Anonymous said...

I posted a short comment before the previous commenters re Trump. Why wasn't it posted?

Out of the 5 major presidential nominees, 4 live off the government. One does not ( trump ). Interesting all four are attacking trump. Something to think about

I hope this was an oversight and you are not censoring pro-trump posts...

Liberal defense attorney looking to make America great again

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

JUDGE ALFONSO SEPE HAS PASSED AWAY ...... We received this in our in box:

Our dearest father, Judge Alfonso Sepe, passed away last night while surrounded by the love of his 16 grandchildren, children Arvi, Cindy, Kevin and Sonny, and wife Phyllis, other family members and some of our closest friends. Our dad was a brilliant man who was full of stories and accomplishments that impacted our family and community as he served as a lead prosecutor and then criminal court judge for our state for decades. But for us, his greatest accomplishment was how he created a family that is now full of love and commitment toward being with one another in those good times and in those not so good times. We love how he taught us to have courage, to have a healthy competitive spirit, to love public speaking and to love to learn. We will miss you, dad, so much, but you will always be in our hearts.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Cops secretly taping conversations with lawyers in hallway interviews? Police chief says its legal to secretly tape people?

It's time we all put our iPhones on record when dealing with these sleazy cops. Expose the lies. They can't object; their chief says perfectly legal.

And of course it's Miami beach, the worst of the worst. Giving a bad name to all good and hard working cops everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Under the statute it is legal. It is not a constitutional issue, as Carlos states. Nor is the answer is not depositions. The answer is ASA's taking the time and trouble to be present at the interviews in the hallway.

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe that the passing of Al Sepe elicits nothing. The Herald is silent as is every other news source one would expect to carry it. For better or worse, he was a very large part of this community's legal's history. Yes, it was a different era but how quickly we forget.

Anonymous said...

Alex is going to get more time than his client?

Anonymous said...

It is not legal. Cops can record without consent for a legitimate investigative purpose. This procedure clearly is not.

Anonymous said...

Is Captain the child of disgraced judge sepe?

Anonymous said...

The ASA's are present for each and every hallway interview. It is currently unheard of to do a hallway interview without an ASA present. If defense attorneys started secretly recording hallway interviews, we would be set on fire in open court.

Jack Blumenfeld said...

10:25- I had the same reaction this morning when I saw that there was only a paid obituary in the Herald. However,I received a call today from David O'Valle for information about Al. He is writing a story.

earl rogers said...

There is precedent for Alex's situation. See Vizzi v. State, 501 So. 2d 613 (Fla. 3d DCA 1986). I remember seeing Carl Vizzi being led into the court holding cell at the end of the trial, while his client was released and walked out the front door of the courtroom, a free man.

The Professor said...

10:25 - I think we have all learned, if you do not have something nice to say about the recently departed, it is better to say nothing at all.