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Real Life Breaking Bad Lawyer Gets 7 Years
Friends of Ours ^ | 01/12/13 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 01/12/2013 7:56:22 AM PST by AtlasStalled

Saul Goodman, is that you?

Apparently, you don't have to be a fictional lawyer on a tv series in order to break bad.

A federal judge has sentenced defense lawyer Isaac Guillen to seven years in prison following his conviction on racketeering and money laundering charges for his role with the 18th Street gang which was controlled from inside prison by Mexican Mafia member Francisco "Puppet" Martinez as reported by Victoria Kim for the Los Angeles Times: "prosecutors said Guillen was an instrumental part of the gang's operations rather than an unwitting marginal character who had been sucked into its criminal activities."

The so-called legal profession is full of criminals masquerading as lawyers.

A racketeering trial against federal-prosecutor-turned-defense-lawyer Paul Bergrin began last week in Newark, NJ as reported by Peter J. Sampson for The Record: Bergrin "is accused of using his Newark law practice as a racketeering enterprise to traffic in multi-kilo quantities of cocaine, run a high-profile call-girl ring, and tamper with witnesses by bribery, intimidation and murder."

And last November federal authorities arrested Marco Antonio Delgado, a 46-year-old lawyer from El Paso, TX, for allegedly laundering more than $600 million for the Milenio drug cartel or Cártel de los Valencia as reported by Lorena Figueroa for the El Paso Times.

If citizens cannot expect better from officers of the court then perhaps the American experiment which depends upon a legal system beyond reproach is over.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Society

1 posted on 01/12/2013 7:56:26 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

These lawyers are just following the lead of the lawyers who become judges and politians.

2 posted on 01/12/2013 8:03:25 AM PST by circlecity
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To: AtlasStalled

This article appears to be breaking the news that lawyers can be criminals. Uh, yeah. Have you ever heard a lawyer joke? Or listened to a lawyer talk? Or even seen one?

3 posted on 01/12/2013 8:10:11 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: AtlasStalled

4 posted on 01/12/2013 8:12:27 AM PST by TomServo
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To: circlecity

I remember a self righteous yet correct character on another good cable show, “The Wire,” going off on a prosecutor for that very thing. Of course, SPOILER ALERT, he had just faked a series of supposed serial murders in order to defraud the city of money to pay for an illegal wiretap. Which she conspired to look the othef way on to save her career, which eventually led to the bench.

5 posted on 01/12/2013 8:15:51 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: TomServo

LOL. I love the character portrayal in that show. His office facade was a hoot, too.

6 posted on 01/12/2013 8:18:34 AM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: Tublecane

Usually lawyers just take the easy money , stealing from their clients ,, selling them out to the opposing counsel for $$$$$$ ...

7 posted on 01/12/2013 8:42:45 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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