NJ Atty Must Face Murder Counts As Part Of RICO Trial

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors accusing a prominent New Jersey criminal defense attorney of criminal racketeering won a key victory on Wednesday, with a judge deciding to hold a single trial on 26 counts against the attorney instead of severing murder charges that could land him in prison for life.

U.S. Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh said during a hearing in Newark that defendant Paul Bergrin has a right to a fair trial, but not a narrowed trial of his choosing that he believes would give him the best chance of...
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