Now that they have drawn a line in the sand, this is going to be a battleD.A. eyeing jail time for Plaxico Burress Jul 27, 2009
It was never Akon's intention to violate the law. This unfortunate incident was a spontaneous reaction during a live concert that Akon deeply regretsAkon pleads not guilty to fan-tossing Dec 03, 2007
We can prove beyond question that 50 was not even in New York state at the time of the incident50 Cent attorney says rival defamed rapper Mar 27, 2007
The arrest of Mr. Arabov is the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding that we believe will be straightened out in the next several weeksJeweler arrested for money laundering Jun 16, 2006
We have a chance to win in this case because I don't think Mr. Strauss-Kahn is guilty of the chargesStrauss-Kahn: Not guilty to sex charges Jun 06, 2011
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".