Posted Aug 24, 2011 07:08 pm CDT
A veteran criminal lawyer in Massachusetts is now himself a defendant in what he and the Salem News call a strange case concerning stolen ice cream shop signs.
Raymond Buso, 58, pleaded not guilty this week to three counts of witness intimidation resulting from earlier theft charges concerning ice cream shop signs at a mall in Salem. He says he was simply handing out leaflets and encouraging passersby to attend an adult son’s nearby magic show, not staring at and following the ice cream shop’s owner in a public area of the mall, reports the Boston Globe.
He was initially charged with larceny and vandalism concerning the Rita’s Italian Ice signs, recounts another Salem News article.