Legal Feud Erupts Between Ex-NYPD Chief, A-Rod Lawyer

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EST) -- A high-profile legal brawl erupted Thursday between Joe Tacopina — currently best known as Alex Rodriguez's lawyer — and former NYPD Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik, with Kerik accusing Tacopina of malpractice that led to his conviction on federal tax and obstruction charges and Tacopina hitting back with a $5 million defamation filing.

Kerik got the ball rolling Thursday with a New Jersey federal complaint targeting Tacopina and a second New York City lawyer, Michael S. Ross, that says Tacopina made false representations in pushing him toward a plea deal...
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