Defender: Don’t Compare White-Collar Crime, Murder

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If you didn’t get the word, tomorrow is the deadline for writing to judge Miriam Cedarbaum on behalf of Martha Stewart co-defendant Peter Bacanovic, who will be sentenced June 17. New York Magazine says defense attorney Richard Strassberg warned supporters that, “It is not appropriate (or helpful) to make statements like ‘it would be unfair to send Peter Bacanovic to jail when we read daily stories in the newspapers about people who commit murders . . . and get off with a slap on the wrist.’ ”

Link: http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/people/columns/intelligencer/n_10338/

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