Criminal Defense

NYCLU, State Reach Deal To Improve Criminal Defense For The PoorThe New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.
Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James Faces Lawsuit Over Campaign FundsJames ran Newark for more than 20 years and was also a state senator before he was convicted in 2008 and sent to prison on charges of abusing his office by steering city-owned land to his one-time mistress.