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Tag Archives: Yakov Shapiro

Week in review: 12/24/10

UM fires coach over empty seats The University of Maryland, College Park fired its football coach, Ralph Friedgen, on Monday, even though the team will play next week in the Military Bowl and the school is obligated to pay him $2 ...

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Updates on the secret Shapiro settlement

While Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson and Steven Kupferberg, the attorney for mistakenly arrested violinist Yakov Shapiro, still differ as to the origin of the confidentiality of their settlement, allow me to offer a few updates related to the ...

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City denies seeking secrecy; plaintiff’s lawyer claims proof

Watch video of Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s response Related coverage Settlement terms revealed in wrongful arrest case City solicitor defends confidential settlement Audio recording from Yakov Shapiro’s initial bail hearing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she, like the city’s top lawyer, has ...

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Attorney retells case of accused violin teacher’s mistaken identity

When Yakov Shapiro was mistaken by Baltimore police for a Rabbi accused of inappropriately touching two young boys, the Russian refugee's life was changed forever. Shapiro's lawyer, Steven Kupferberg, retells the story of how his client came to be arrested and the lawsuit that followed.

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