Disgraced attorney Marc S. Dreier is expected to plead guilty today to peddling fictitious notes to investors. It is uncertain whether he will be allowed to return to his penthouse before imposition of what will surely be a lengthy prison term -- but the principal job of defense lawyer Gerald Shargel will be to keep his client out of jail for as long as possible. "We have to show by clear and convincing evidence he is not a risk of flight nor a danger to the community," Shargel said. "And we believe we can do that."
Guilty Plea Expected, but Dreier Seeks to Stay Free a Little Longer
New York Law Journal
May 11, 2009