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Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie ruled not guilty

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago August 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 Monday, August 31 2015 August 31, 2015 8:01 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

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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