Attorney Paul W. Bergrin was once a federal prosecutor. When he became a criminal defense attorney, his motto was allegedly, “no witness, no case.” He is accused of arranging the murder of a man who was about to testify against one of his clients, and the trial is now getting underway.
Bergrin is representing himself, which apparently scares the prosecutors. The judge has put stringent restrictions in place against Bergrin, and if he violates them, he may be fitted with an electric shock device.
For more, read the following stories. The New York Magazine profile is fascinating, and refers to Bergrin as a sociopath.
Representing himself, under threat of electric shock, on NYTimes.com.
The baddest lawyer in the history of Jersey, on NYMag.com.
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