Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie ruled not guilty
CHICAGO- A federal judge ruled that a lawyer charged with coaching lies to his clients was actually doing good legal work and a found him not guilty.
Judge Harry Leinenweber pointed to the use of lawyer Beau Brindley's use of question-and-answer scripts as he explained his not guilty verdict. Prosecutors had contended Brindley used Q&S's to write false testimony for clients and witnesses. But the judge says prosecutors didn't prove Brindley knew the answers were false.
He says the Q&A's are "not the least bit improper" and that he also used them when he was a lawyer.
Some lawyers were worried by prosecuting Birndley, it could have a chilling effect on them having to back off zealous defenses of their clients.
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