Latest New Trial Bid Denied In Witness Murder Case

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Former criminal defense attorney Paul W. Bergrin on Thursday lost his latest bid to reverse his conviction for using his law practice to facilitate murder and traffic drugs after a New Jersey federal judge said he won't reconsider a July ruling squashing Bergrin's requests.

Earlier this month, Bergrin urged U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh to revisit his July ruling, reasserting that prosecutors ignored key wiretap evidence, and that Judge Cavanaugh had personal ties to attorneys in the case that warranted his recusal. But Judge Cavanaugh...
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