Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer – ABC News

Rachel Dollar —  May 3, 2017 — 1 Comment

A businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and the federal court jurors who convicted him last year. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose ruled James Nassida was denied a fair trial because Stan Levenson dozed during the October trial. Levenson has acknowledged that he fell asleep because he was taking cold medicines that made him drowsy.

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One response to Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer – ABC News

  1. That’s a funny story. I wonder if an attorney defending a guilty party might deliberately use sleeping as a stall tactic for his client who will no doubt be convicted. Or maybe not, because that could tarnish his professional reputation.

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