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'Why Are You Here?' 2nd Circ. Asks Convicted Former Lawyer

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit expressed deep doubt Friday with a disbarred lawyer who is seeking a writ dissolving his nearly 12-year-old fraud conviction, with two judges bluntly suggesting that his pro bono counsel had no business before them.

Convicted fraudster Eric A. Klein's bid for a writ of coram nobis voiding his conviction got off to a rough start when Judge Denny Chin admonished his pro bono appellate counsel, Howard D. Simmons, for being late.

Simmons' excuse about a long security line outside court didn't seem to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Klein v. United States of America

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

April 8, 2016

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