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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

May 23, 2023

Feds claim criminal defense firms profited from Ravenell money laundering scheme

Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court to disregard an amicus brief from one of the nation’s top organizations for criminal defense lawyers because the organization’s law firm “directly profited” from a money laundering scheme carried out by Baltimore attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell, a new court filing claims. UPDATE: Government withdraws filing that claimed defense [[...]

Sep 18, 2019

Defense lawyers urge Supreme Court justices to take Syed’s appeal

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the Baltimore murder conviction of “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed, saying a trial attorney’s failure to investigate an “unbiased and credible” alibi witness deprived the defendant of a fair trial in all cases. In reinstating Syed’s conviction, Maryland’s […]

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