Paul Bergrin, a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer accused of being at the center of a criminal enterprise, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday to a raft of charges that include murder and drug trafficking. The superseding indictment almost tripled to 39 the original 14 counts lodged against the former federal prosecutor. On top of earlier charges that he engaged in prostitution and mortgage fraud, and arranged the murder of a witness, Bergrin stands charged with interstate travel in aid of bribery and trafficking.
Former Prosecutor Pleads Not Guilty to Expanded Criminal-Syndicate Charges
New Jersey Law Journal
November 25, 2009