NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The once flamboyant but publicly humiliated attorney Sanford Rubenstein made his first court appearance Wednesday, since the DA declined to prosecute him on a rape allegation brought against him by a top assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton.
Rubenstein was in court representing the family of MTA bus driver William Pena who was killed nearly a year ago. Dominick Whilby, 23, allegedly smashed a stolen truck into a city bus at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue, killing bus driver Pena. Prosecutors said Whilby’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
Rubenstein was uncharacteristically quiet and strangely subdued, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, saying he’s only looking forward to seeing justice done in the death of Pena.