NJ Defense Atty Gets 2 Years For Forcing Fake Guilty Plea

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A former defense attorney and onetime Newark, N.J., mayoral candidate was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for convincing a client to plead guilty to a gun charge that prosecutors say was actually committed by another man with a string of previous convictions.

U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise also sentenced ex-prosecutor Clifford Minor, 68, to three years' supervised release, a $6,000 fine and $8,500 in restitution for getting his client, Jamal Muhammad, 33, to confess to a crime committed by another man, Abdul Williams,...
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