Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza admits breaking campaign finance rules

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza admits breaking campaign finance rules

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) --Rightwing author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza admitted Tuesday that he illegally repaid campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in New York.
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Strauss-Kahn: Not guilty to sex charges

Strauss-Kahn: Not guilty to sex charges

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund, pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted a hotel employee in New York.

IMF replaces Strauss-Kahn after arrest

PARIS, May 15 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund Sunday replaced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn as its chief after he was accused of sexual assault in New York.
D.A. eyeing jail time for Plaxico Burress

D.A. eyeing jail time for Plaxico Burress

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau says he wants ex-New York Giants player Plaxico Burress to spend time behind bars for a 2008 shooting incident.
Burress to appear in court on gun charges

Burress to appear in court on gun charges

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is set for a court appearance on gun charges.

Akon pleads not guilty to fan-tossing

FISHKILL, N.Y., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Akon has pleaded not guilty in an upstate New York court to endangering the welfare of a minor and harassment, authorities said.

Sean Combs won't be charged in club brawl

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face criminal charges in connection with last month's altercation with an acquaintance at a New York nightclub.

50 Cent attorney says rival defamed rapper

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent threatened to sue a rival's lawyer for implying he was behind the alleged beating a 14-year-old boy outside of the rapper's New York office. The G-Unit rapper is angry over accusations that he told rapper Tony Yayo to rough up the teen beca

Jeweler arrested for money laundering

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Jeweler Yakov "Jacob the Jeweler" Arabov has been arrested at his boutique in New York on money laundering charges.

New York DJ arrested for rape threats

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Former New York radio personality Troi "Star" Torain was arrested Friday for making on-air threats to rape a rival's 4-year-old daughter.

Michael Jackson replaces attorneys

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson has replaced his attorneys less than a week before the singer is set to be arraigned on a grand jury indictment in his child molestation case. Jackson has retained Thomas A. Mesereau Jr., a high-profile lawyer who, until recently, represen

Michael Jackson dances on top of limo

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson danced on top of his limousine after pleading not guilty in Santa Maria, Calif., Friday to child molestation charges.
Benjamin Brafman

Benjamin "Ben" Brafman (born July 21, 1948) is a criminal defense attorney based in New York. He maintains a firm focused in criminal defense, Brafman Associates, in New York City and has handled cases for clients including Sean Combs, Jay-Z, Peter Gatien, Rocco Murdocca ("The gut plumber of Brooklyn"), James Patino, Vincent Basciano, Michael Jackson, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Brafman's profile rose following his winning the acquittal of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who was acquitted from his 1999 illegal weapons and bribery charges. The criminal charges stemmed from a nightclub brawl, while accompanied by then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and Combs' usual entourage, and witnessed by over 100 other people. Despite the numerous prosecution witnesses to Combs' culpability, and Combs' fame, Brafman's legal skills produced a unanimous 'not guilty' verdict.

Brafman also represented Jay-Z when the rapper was accused of assaulting record producer Lance "Un" Rivera at New York's Kit Kat club in December 1999. Jay-Z pleaded guilty as part of a deal, and was given three years of probation. In 2002, Jay-Z referenced Brafman in his featured appearance on Cam'ron's "Welcome to New York City".

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