2017 Weinberg in the News

Teamster chief plans to plead Fifth if called

Boston Herald | July 19, 2017

The Teamster chief whose members are charged with extorting a reality TV show in a case linked to City Hall will plead the Fifth if called to testify when the trial of four of his members begins later this month, a federal court filing states.

Martin G. Weinberg, attorney for Teamsters Local 25 president Sean M. O’Brien, declined to comment yesterday on the disclosure made Friday by lawyers for John Fidler, Daniel Redmond, Robert Cafarelli and Michael Ross.

“The issue is premature,” Weinberg told the Herald. “It may well be a non-issue since neither side has subpoenaed Mr. O’Brien. Besides, the U.S. Supreme Court has made absolutely clear that the Fifth Amendment is the refuge of the innocent, not just the guilty.” Read more

Mass. Judge Delays Ex-State Street Exec's Fraud Trial

By Jon Hill | Law360 | New York | July 10, 2017, 10:37 PM EDT

A former State Street Global Markets LLC executive accused of charging clients hidden commissions on securities trades will have more time to gather the evidence he says is necessary for his defense …

"Given that pivotal and potentially exculpatory foreign evidence remains unavailable to the defendant, the court properly determined that a trial continuance was in the interests of justice," McLellan's attorney, Martin G. Weinberg, told Law360 in an email. Read more

Irregular verdict form still an issue in pharmacist case

By Kris Olson | Massachursetts Lawyers Weekly | May 25, 2017

Irregularities on the verdict form on which New England Compounding Center coowner and head pharmacist Barry J. Cadden was acquitted of 25 counts of second degree murder are unusual and noteworthy, local attorneys say. …

Boston defense attorney Martin G. Weinberg, however, thinks the form indicates not a lack of unanimity, but suggests instead that the number next to “guilty” merely represents jurors leaning in that direction but ultimately agreeing that prosecutors had not proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Read more

 

Weinberg quoted as an expert
Was justice for Bella washed away?

By Nestor Ramos | GLOBE STAFF | JUNE 08, 2017

Were it not for the water, justice might have come easier for Bella Bond.

Had investigators found her in the Maxwell Street apartment where prosecutors say she died — had they seen the bruises and measured their sizes and shapes — then perhaps there would have been no deal for her mother’s tarnished testimony. … 

That left District Attorney Dan Conley’s office with three bad options, said Martin G. Weinberg, a Boston criminal defense lawyer. Read more