One day after taking the stand in his own defense, prominent Manhattan defense attorney Robert Simels faced a withering cross-examination by a federal prosecutor during four hours of questioning Wednesday. Simels is charged with plotting with a client to bribe and threaten potential witnesses. As the prosecutor's voice rose, Simels' attorney complained to the judge about his "tone." "He's got a good point," Eastern District of New York Judge John Gleeson told the prosecutor. "No need to yell."
Prominent Attorney Charged With Witness Tampering Faces Heated Cross-Examination
New York Law Journal
August 6, 2009