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Hilly Moldof's
big gamble paid off.  Turning down a mistrial and asking for two jurors to be replaced by alternates equals a big win for the defense.  The 10-2 split was in Penalver's favor just as Moldof had predicted, with Moldof also correctly assuming that the two jurors running against the tide for acquittal happened to be a Black female and a Black male, in a case with two Black female victims.  Once they were replaced, it took the new panel just a few more days to spring Penalver from Death Row.  Tom Lynch asked if Penalver could walk out the courtroom a free man, but was told there was still a DOC hold.  Peter Weinstein and Kathy Pugh were amongst the observers when the verdict was read, watching as Moldof and Penalver broke down in tears and hugged.

Just another day at the office ...

 

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  • 12/21/2012 4:16 PM hang em up wrote:
    Chuck I hear George Allen is retiring from law this week. Maybe its time for you to consider same. Sadly Mike has to wait four more years for his exit. Cant convict the lay ups like Adkins Grad and cant deliever on the tough cases like this. At least the kiddies can screw everyone on a few pills, some coke and the always go to fave, felony DWLS.
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  • 12/21/2012 4:29 PM FM wrote:
    Holy ish...That is all I can say. What an insane case. They should make a movie out of this trial.
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  • 12/21/2012 4:52 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Chuck will be played by Bill Cosby
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  • 12/21/2012 5:08 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Great work!
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  • 12/21/2012 5:29 PM Anonymous wrote:
    A big box of Jello Pudding Pops for the victims families. Satzie can't convict a ham sandwich of being porcine so all the little piggy lawyers keep propping him up every four years.

    Why no talk of Atkins- Grad's not guilty on this board?
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  • 12/21/2012 5:32 PM DS wrote:
    I'll give all the credit to Hilly that is certainly due. He is a great lawyer. But now a brutal killer will be free. Not like he wasn't punished by years & years in the can, but he so deserved to die. Reasonable doubt be not proud today.
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  • 12/21/2012 6:03 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Pat should be the one crying - his fee got cut in half by the verdict.
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  • 12/21/2012 6:35 PM Anonymous wrote:
    You assholes blame Morton for losing an 18-year old murder case with little to no physical evidence? Oh, and nice subtle racism with the remark about the black jurors wanting to convict because some victims were black. Jesus, this blog has turned into a cesspool.
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  • 12/21/2012 6:36 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Where's Ana when u need her? This dog could have been a G and sent back another time with the right Judge.
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  • 12/21/2012 6:43 PM Mr. Neil Slappy wrote:
    Jury selection is job 1. Every good lawyer knows a juror's background, and what they are likely thinking before the juror does. In big money civil litigation jury consultants make millions for advice on race and background and likely attitudes. It's not foolproof, but it's real life. Sir, the comment about race smacks of naïveté, unless your profession is outside the field of law.
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  • 12/21/2012 7:06 PM Anonymous wrote:
    18 year old case? Mike was only 65 the first time it was tried?
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  • 12/21/2012 7:30 PM The Ghost of Frank Lee Smith wrote:
    I wasn't so lucky.
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  • 12/21/2012 7:49 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Thank you Hilly!
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  • 12/21/2012 7:51 PM BROWARD JUSTICE wrote:
    Moldoff, love him or not, is a great litigator.....but lets be real....that mofo was one fuk up away from disbarment,banishment and utter disgrace when he was nailed for his part in attempting to bribe a critical state homicide witness, when his secretary's DNA was matched from the stamp on the letter, apparently holding the check sent to the incarcerated witness alleged to be one of many payments for his favorable testimony. After his preferential treatment, I was among several top notch local Homicide Detectives who were expressing their heartfelt frustration by pleading with me to explain how an attorney can possibly get away with such a corrupt act. I mean these guys were on the verge of tears....With a little help from his just as corrupt "friends" at the Bar and the usual line-up of mercenary "character" witnesses, Moldoff dodged the bullet of his life. To avoid any conflict, Dade prosecutors were assigned to prosecute Moldoff for this despicable plot along with the Bar (lol) Disinplinary Committee, who, after the sham proceedings, essentially took no action whatsoever against Moldoff. Needless to say, any lawyer caught up in such reprehensible conduct should be disbarred without question. The best part.........in the aftermath of the sham, when asked of both the Bar and the State as to their failure to take ANY disciplinary measures, responded by explaining that the State did nothing believing that the Bar would exact the appropriate punishment, while the Bar, yup, you got it, was banking on the State..........Know this......The predictable disinplinary failure to is less than a footnote as it relates to the Moldoff's lack of integrity, character or honor. Does the disinplinary failure change who this guy really is? I think not! But because of the cesspool of where we find ourselves, the act, much filthier than any crimes of people like Nixon or Clinton, for example, becomes nothing more than lost and long forgotten and meaningless, for all the wrong reasons. Hilly, how does one dodge that bullet within himself? Despite Moldoff's unquestionable talents as a litigator, he will never represent anything remotely connected to the true Champions of our free society and protectors of our precious Constitution. It's no wonder the criminal defense bar suffers such a bad rap! Right, Hilly?
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  • 12/21/2012 9:06 PM jerkoff wrote:
    Glad Hilly is still kicking ass top notch dick
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  • 12/21/2012 9:15 PM Anonymous wrote:
    The usual line-up of mercenary "character" witnesses?

    Palm Beach here I come.
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  • 12/21/2012 9:51 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Thinking it might be hard to rent a room after 18 years on the row. Will Mr. Moldof be putting his client up in his house?
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  • 12/21/2012 10:32 PM Anonymous wrote:
    anyone know if there was an offer or if the state got greedy again?
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  • 12/21/2012 11:35 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Black on black crime and a not guilty verdict... sounds like an NHI to me.
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  • 12/22/2012 1:42 AM GetsuprAccius wrote:
    Ok, Deputy settle down. You lost another 1st degree homicide case that was pure speculation. Get over it! Go back on road patrol where you belong and make some DUI arrests. Stop bitching about defense attorneys or go to law school and learn what it takes to be one. Outstanding work Hilly!
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  • 12/22/2012 10:39 AM Anonymous wrote:
    It's easy to close a homicide with the wrong guy. It's hard to solve them though.
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  • 12/31/2012 11:52 AM BooHoo wrote:
    Hilly Moldof is big, fat crybaby. Man up and put on your big boy pants you sniveling puss.
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  • 1/1/2013 2:05 PM Anonymous wrote:
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    Hey 2:05,

    If you want positive affirmation than get therapy or go on a weekend church retreat. Mind your own business and leave the blog for us anarchists and hate-mongers!
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  • 1/3/2013 5:27 PM Raindancer wrote:
    What Broward Justice wrote on 12.21.12 @ 7:51. Some of us remember.
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  • 1/5/2013 9:19 AM Anonymous wrote:
    When was the last time the Cheese won a case? Anyone remember?
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    JAAB is old and boring now. A thing of the past. Same old shit everyday and no one offering new commentary. Go get a real job now Gelin.
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  • 1/12/2013 12:09 AM FUGELIN wrote:
    Has something bad happened to you or your family Billy? Something unfortunate and sad? Something that makes you think twice about behaving in such an egregious manner towards other people? What a shame. Let me cry a little bit for your suffering. Boo-Hoo. I am sooooo sad. I really really hope that you are suffering the most misery possible you pathetic piece of shit.
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