Monday, January 19, 2009

Further Update on Florida Lawyer Case

On November 17, 2008, we posted a blog about Ben Keuhne, a prominent Florida criminal defense attorney charged by Federal Prosecutors with laundering drug money as part of his acceptance of legal fees by an alleged Columbian drug lord. On December 10, 2008, we posted another blog about how the Keuhne's attorneys were attempting to get the charges dismissed. On January 10, 2008, we posted another blog reporting that the federal judge presiding over the case dismissed Count 1 of the indictment. The dismissal of Count 1 was a serious blow to the government's case and a major victory for the defense. We are now reporting that the trial of Ben Keuhne has been continued from January 20, 2009 to April 27, 2009. The government is considering whether to appeal the trial court's dismissal of Count 1 and the defense is considering taking depositions of witnesses in Columbia. In addition, one of the attorneys for Keuhne, a major supporter of President-Elect Barack Obama, is going to be attending the inauguration tomorrow.

It is looking like the government's case against attorney Keuhne is unraveling and falling apart. We will continue to monitor this case and report on any developments.

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