Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Naming names and 'suicide'

D. C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey claims that a former University of Maryland professor named Brandy Britton worked for her.  Britton committed ‘suicide’ just before her prostitution trial, even though she likely would not have received any time.  Her client might even have been Cheney, who was living in northern Virginia at the time. 


I note that, predictably, the brilliant defense strategy of her civil attorney of blackmailing the courts by threatening to name names – a strategy which would either have worked or resulted in the D. C. Madam committing ‘suicide’ – will almost certainly be dropped.  Even though she is indigent and needs a court-appointed attorney, she ends up with a prominent lawyer who, if you can believe it (and I sure can!), has represented both Aldrich H. Ames and Robert P. Hanssen, and was part of the defense team that represented  . . . Monica Lewinsky!  Isn’t it funny how the court never ends up appointing a lawyer like this for your average crack cocaine possession?  The judge won’t even let the impolite civil attorney sit in the criminal court!

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