Feds Say Indicted NJ Lawyer Had 8 Cases in Which Witnesses Died or Lied
Posted May 22, 2009 1:40 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Embattled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Paul Bergrin reportedly worked on at least eight state Superior Court cases in which witnesses were either murdered or allegedly paid or coached to lie, according to federal authorities.
Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow says her office will review not only these eight cases but dozens of others on which Bergrin worked, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
"We want to see if there is merit to reopen any investigations," Dow said today.
As discussed in an earlier ABAJournal.com post, Bergrin was arrested earlier this week after being indicted in a federal racketeering case in New Jersey. He allegedly conspired to murder a witness who was to testify against his client in a narcotics case, among other claimed crimes.