As reported by ace Miami Herald Reporter @Davidovalle305 the investigation into Attorney Michael Grieco's possible culpability in the scandal involving the payoff of witnesses against NY Giants 2019 first round pick Deandre Baker and Seattle Seahawks Corner Back Quinton Dunbar has become a hot potato that no prosecutor wants to investigate. To recap, Baker and Dubar were accused of robbery. Enter attorney Michael Grieco who advertises that he has a specialty in representing athletes (which sort of begs the question what class in law school teaches that? When facing a battery charge, use identity as a defense UNLESS your client is an athlete...). On Tuesday the NY Football Giants released Baker.
In any event, there was a meeting at Grieco's law office in which the complaining witnesses (Rumpole tip #9- never call the witness a victim- it legitimizes their allegations, even on a subconscious level) were paid $55,000.00 to sign affidavits exonerating the athletes. (Superstar representation 202- always do a pay-off on a private plane or the high seas, where jurisdiction is shaky).
We have NO idea whether Mr. Grieco was involved. There is an allegation he walked our of his conference room where the cash was paid to the witnesses telling them to do whatever they needed to do. But nobody knows if that is true and Mr. Grieco has NOT been charged. He has been listed as a witness.
But here's the rub: As per David Ovalle the Broward State Attorneys Office (Motto "Charge em all, let the jury sort it out") says they do not have jurisdiction because the payoff occurred in Dade. While we rarely agree with anything coming from the Kingdom of Injustice North Of the Border, and as much as it pains us to say this, this time they may be correct. The Dade State Attorneys Office, which is shortly expected to release its close out memo on the 1933 attempted assassination of President elect Roosevelt by Giuseppe Zangara* (yes you millennials, that did happen, and no, there is no You Tube or Tik Tok video about it) has declined to investigate the case because they claim the case belongs to Broward.
Well then, you might say, isn't this what the Statewide Prosecutor's office is designed to handle? Sure- but they do not want it.
The investigation is a ....(wait for it) ... a hot potato 🥔 that no one wants.
*Giuseppe Zangara fired six shots at Roosevelt after he had concluded a speech in Bayfront park. The president elect was not wounded but Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak died after being shot in the stomach. In Rumpole's rules, successful presidential assassins have three names- John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, Charles Julius Guiteau (Pres. Garfield) Leon Frank Czolgosz (Pres. McKinley) Unsuccessful assassins have two names- like Zangara and John Hinkley, Jr.