Friday, August 21, 2009

Possession of Wiretap Gear by Attorney

via The New York Post & The New York Daily News...
NY - The former lawyer for "Goodfellas" turncoat Henry Hill was convicted yesterday on a slew of witness-tampering charges.

Robert Simels, 62, glowered as the jury handed down its guilty verdict on 12 counts of conspiring to threaten and bribe witnesses and possessing illegal wiretapping equipment. Simels had done his dirty work on behalf of a powerful Guyanese drug lord.

Once a legal commentator on FOX News and CNN, Simels was done in by his big mouth. An informant taped him discussing plans to "neutralize" a witness.
He faces disbarment and between 12 and 15½ years in jail. (more) (more)