2017 Weinberg in the News

Bank Fraud Charges Against Jewelry Store Owner Dismissed

By Rachel Graf | Law 360 | September 11, 2017

A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday threw out the government’s criminal case against a luxury jewelry store owner charged with falsifying inventory entries to receive additional financing …

“It’s been 10 years since the alleged events and six years since the indictment on identical subjects, and Mr. Handa is deeply relieved by the decision,” Handa’s counsel Martin G. Weinberg said. Read more

All Charges Dismissed Against Raman Handa,
the Former Owner of Alpha Omega Jewelers

By India New England News | September 11, 2017

BOSTON—A Boston District Court judge today dismissed the last and the 13th charge against Raman Raman, the former owner of well-known Boston jewelry chain Alpha Omega Jewelers. The first 12 counts were already dismissed on July 19.

“Mr. Handa is very pleased with the court’s decision today,” said Mr. Handa’s attorney Martin Weinberg through his associate Max Nemmtsev. “The court’s decision was compelling validation of Mr. Handa’s 6th Amendement right to a speedy trial.” Read more


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

State Street to Pay $35 Million to Settle SEC Probe
Investigations targeted ‘secret markups’ on trades and operations
of a Treasury trading venue

By Dave Michaels | Wall Street Journal | Sept. 7, 2017

… Martin Weinberg, an attorney for Mr. McLellan, said the former banker “has repeatedly and vigorously denied in both the SEC and Department of Justice proceedings that he is culpable and acted in any other than a transparent and appropriate way.” Read more


Weinberg Analysis of Mueller Investigation

Did Papadopoulos wire up? It sounds
like prosecutors wanted him to.

By Travis Andersen | Boston Globe Staff |  October 31, 2017

Should Papadopoulos have to testify against anyone else charged in the case, he can expect defense lawyers to attack his credibility in a similar vein, said Martin G. Weinberg, a prominent Boston defense lawyer who has tried several high-profile corruption cases.

“The starting point of any cross examination is that this man is a confessed liar who avoided more significant charges and has been cooperating with the government in his desire to avoid the destiny of those who don’t,” he said. Read more

Here’s how indictment could be leverage for prosecutors in Russia probe

By Travis Andersen | Boston Globe Staff |  October 30, 2017

…Could Mueller’s latest moves be checkmated by a pardon or commutation from the president?

Not likely, at least in Manafort’s case, according to Martin G. Weinberg, a prominent Boston defense lawyer who has tried many public corruption cases.

Weinberg, while stressing that Manafort is presumed innocent under the law, said the charges made publicMonday allege “significant criminal activity” going back several years before Trump ran for president. Read more

Weinberg quoted as an expert

Irregular verdict form still an issue in pharmacist case

By Kris Olson | Massachusetts 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

City official accused of extortion calls on judge to exclude key evidence

By Maria Cramer | Boston Globe Staff |  October 31, 2017

…The defense motion before Judge Leo T. Sorokin is “pivotal,” said Martin G. Weinberg, a criminal defense attorney who has been following the case.

Rules of evidence make it very hard for prosecutors to bring in allegations from one trial to prove the allegations in another, he said.
“There is a very high bar that discourages the addition of that kind of evidence,” Weinberg said.

“And for good reason: because a citizen charged with one crime should not have to defend against two.” Read more

Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots filed

By Danny McDonald, Felice J. Freyer and Bob Hohler | GLOBE STAFF | September 21, 2017

… Martin G. Weinberg, an experienced trial lawyer in Boston who is not associated with the case, said Thursday, “The medical evidence makes the inexplicable — committing a suicide right after an acquittal — understandable.” Read more

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