I wonder why…no, wait, I don’t.
Here’s the list, with a link to the complete PDF at the bottom:
|Name:||Law Firm||Amount of Contribution||Certified Court-Appointed Attorney for Caroline County?|
|Russell Eubank Booker||Unknown||$500||Yes.|
|Bowen, Champlin, Corr, Foreman and Rockecharlie||Bowen, Champlin, Carr, Foreman and Rockecharlie||$500||Yes.|
|Ramon Chalkley||Law Office of R. E. Chalkley, III (formerly of Murphy & Strickland)||$100||Yes.|
|Brian Grossman||Crowgey & Grossman||$250||No.|
|Harrison Hubard||Hubard, Samuels, & Lewane||$100||No.|
|Murray Janus||Bremner, Janus, Cook, Marcus & Stone||$100||No.|
|Kristie Kane||Kristie L. Kane, PLC||$100||Yes.|
|Jean Marie McKeen||Tomlin & McKeen||$500||Yes.|
|John Leo Mahoney||John L Mahoney, Att-at-Law||$500||Yes.|
|ParisBlank, LLP||ParisBlank, LLP||$250||No.|
|James F. Sumpter||James F. Sumpter, PC||$100||Yes.|
$3,100 more from defense attorneys! You’re in fine company there Maxie!
Listen to this gem from Crowgey & [Brian] Grossman’s site:
We believe it is wrong to punish conduct which injures no one and poses no threat to society.
Unfortunately, until the law changes there will continue to be situations where otherwise innocent people find themselves ensnared in the clutches of the legal system facing potentially serious consequences. If you have fallen into such a predicament then you may need the services of an experienced lawyer to help you out of a bad situation
Apparently, this includes drug offenses, drunk driving, traffic accidents, reckless driving, and habitual offender violations according to his own website!
When Janus recounts his most significant cases, he points to losses more than wins. It’s all about guts and good lawyering, even though those aren’t always enough to acquit a defendant. In the mid-70s, when the toxic chemical Kepone was dumped in the James River and virtually destroyed the Virginia seafood industry, Allied Chemical hired Janus. In the cases he tried, Allied was acquitted. Janus was champing at the bit to maintain the defense. But awash in a tsunami of bad publicity and facing a growing number of indictments, the client insisted on a plea of no contest to two charges of criminal pollution. The admission led to a $13 million fine, the highest ever awarded in an environmental case in America at the time. In the mid-80s, when the great-grandson of Reynolds Metals’ founder was charged with the violent rapes of three Richmond women, Janus was at the defense table. His client went to jail. But the case epitomized Janus’ reputation for not shying away from a reviled defendant.
Every defense attorney knows that some losses are as good as a win. In 1978, when a half-dozen elected officials were convicted of bribery-related charges and ejected from U.S. Congress in the history-making ABSCAM trials, Janus got the bagman in the case a minimal sentence of a year and a day. Not a win, but not the loss it could’ve been.