Date: June 15th, 2012 1:32 PM
"Two of the Indictment’s witness-tampering counts charge Bergrin for his role in facilitating the murder of a man named Kemo McCray (“Kemo”), 1 who was to have been a witness against one of Bergrin’s clients.
1 For ease of reference, we will refer to Mr. McCray by his first name, intending no undue familiarity or disrespect."
Was there something wrong with "McCray"? Too many letters? He's the only McCray in the case. Some of the testimony they quote refers to him by first name, but I don't think anyone would have been confused. Other than that, ridiculous case, this lawyer, a former federal prosecutor, instructed his drug dealer clients to murder witnesses. For example:
Pozo, the government asserted, was a “large scale drug-trafficker who distributed multi-hundred kilogram shipments
of cocaine he received in New Jersey via Texas.” In February 2004, Pozo was charged in the Western District of Texas for his role in that drug distribution scheme, and he hired Bergrin to represent him. Bergrin determined that Pozo’s co-defendant, Pedro Ramos, was cooperating with the government against Pozo. He told Pozo that Ramos was an informant, asked him if he knew where Ramos lived, and told him that, if “we could get to [Ramos] and take him out, Pozo’s headache (his drug charges) would go away.” (D.N.J. ECF no. 09-369, doc. no. 302, at 1 (internal quotation marks omitted).) Pozo responded, “Are you nuts? I am not involved in murdering people,” and later retained new counsel.