It was local Criminal Court Judge John Zoll’s recent first state Supreme Court jury trial. A local defense attorney, who provided details on the episode to the New York Law Journal on the condition of anonymity, was facing off against Assistant District Attorney Nicole Aloise. As the defense attorney proceeded in her closing arguments, she would later learn from people in attendance that Aloise’s father, Justice Michael Aloise, had taken a seat in the spectators’ area.

The defense attorney said Zoll overruled her objections when ADA Aloise told jurors during her summations that the defense attorney had “made things up” during the trial.

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