White-Collar Crime

Judge Orders DA to Give Lawyer Copies of Documents Seized in Police Raid of His Law Office

A state-court judge has ordered the local district attorney’s office to provide to a New York lawyer copies of all documents seized during a police raid last week of his law office.

Ezequiel Neuman, 51, doesn’t know what his court schedule is because his calendar was seized, defense attorney Edward Menkin told Onondaga County Judge Anthony Aloi. He ordered that copies of the documents be provided to Neuman during a ruling from the bench on Tuesday morning, the Post-Standard reports.

Neuman was arrested last week on a felony charge of bribing a witness. He is accused of offering a client $50,000 not to testify in a murder case.

“There is definitely another side to this story,” Menkin told the newspaper after the hearing Tuesday. “But we are not going to tell it in installments. We’re going to wait and see what transpires here.”

Earlier coverage:

Post-Standard: “Police moved in when Syracuse lawyer Ezequiel Neuman attempted to frisk wired informant, prosecutor says”

Post-Standard: “Onondaga County DA moves to block lawyer in witness-bribery case from representing clients in criminal cases”

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