Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Update on Florida Lawyer Case

On November 17, 2008, we posted a blog about an indicted Florida attorney charged with laundering money from a suspected Columbian drug lord. The case has gotten a lot of attention in the Criminal Defense community because an adverse decision in this case could have a chilling effect on criminal defense attorneys accepting possibly tainted legal fees. The attorneys for Ben Kuehne are attempting to have the Federal District Court Judge hearing the case, Marcia Cooke, toss the charges. the Judge has already dismissed a key charge brought by the government and may toss the remaining charges.

To read about the updated progress of this case click here.

The same Federal District Judge that is hearing this case was also the trial Judge on the case involving alleged Al Qaeda domestic terrorist Jose Padilla. Judge Cooke boldly dismissed the terrorism charges against Padilla only to have her decision overturned on appeal.

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