Prominent NJ Defense Atty Found Guilty Of Witness Murder

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A once prominent New Jersey criminal defense attorney faces the possibility of life in prison after a federal jury on Monday found him guilty on charges that he used his law practice to facilitate murder, tamper with witnesses, traffic drugs and aid prostitution.

On the second day of deliberations following a two-month trial that began in January, the jury returned with a guilty verdict on 23 counts against Paul W. Bergrin, who represented himself in the racketeering case. A previous jury in 2011 had been unable...
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