- Defense lawyer and client convicted in perjury conspiracy case, now face maximum life prison terms
Defense lawyer and client convicted in perjury conspiracy case, now face maximum life prison terms
Posted Nov 4, 2013 4:55 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A Michigan criminal defense lawyer and his former client were both found guilty by a Detroit jury on Monday in a perjury case that arose out of a murder trial last year.
Attorney David Benjamin Dunn, 44, and Andre Demetrius Collins, 24, were accused by the government of conspiring to get a witness to commit perjury in Collins' first-degree murder case. Both were charged on the first day of trial in the murder case in March last year and both now face maximum life terms in the Wayne County Circuit Court perjury case, the Detroit News reports.
In addition to conspiracy to commit perjury in a court proceeding, Dunn was also found guilty of inciting or procuring perjury in a court proceeding.
Collins is currently serving a life sentence without parole that was imposed a year ago after he was found guilty of murder.
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