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Andy Thibault

Badaracco bribery trial, explosive tape

Judge Robert Brunetti of Goshen–the key witness in the Dominic Badaracco bribery trial –became more of a force for the prosecution Tuesday by his absence than when he testified a day earlier. Judge Brunetti spoke loudly and with anger in…

Mary Badaracco judge bribery trial

“It sure seems like the fix is in. From what I understand, the State’s Attorney’s Office was never keen on pursuing charges in the first place. It was the doggedness of the investigator that forced their hand ”¦ everyone was…

Best defense in criminal case can be a good offense

Ever since O.J. Simpson’s dream team of defense lawyers and investigators went after cops, the tactic gained traction and sometimes results. Others preceded Simpson with the strategy, targeting prosecution teams and even judicial officials in their probes. It can take…