Friday, March 7, 2008

Murder ...

Today was interesting, I got to walk past a large group of reporters hovering the entrance to my firm.

My firm Kabateck Brown and Kellner shares the historic Engine Co. No. 28 building with Geragos & Geragos. This firm has done many high profile criminal cases including the Michael Jackson case I posted about before. Because of the firm's reputation, celebrities have been know roam the building at random times.

Today's press attention deals with an alleged murder that occurred 27 years ago. Kazuyoshi Miura is Japanese businessman who has been recently arrested in the United States. In 1981, his wife was shot and killed in a downtown LA parking lot. He claimed that street muggers were the culprits. It was latter found out that he took out a large life insurance policy on his wife. Eventually he was tried and convicted for the murder of his wife in a Japanese courtroom and sentenced to life in prison. He served 13 years in prison, but the Tokyo High Court overturned the conviction for technical legal reasons. In the interest of justice, American authorities decided to prosecute Miura and arrest him as soon as he set foot on U.S. jurisdiction. This happened on February 22, 2008.

Senior Partner Mark Geragos recently joined the defense team and will be working on squashing the original arrest warrant.

This brings me back to today. As Margarita and I left for lunch a group of reporters were waiting around for Garagos to make a statement, but were disappointed to see only two lowly law clerks leaving the building. Part of me wanted to gather the reporters and tell them that I was the official spokesman for Geragos, just to get on TV. That would of probably got me fired, good thing I didn't.