A former defendant in a hate crime trial claims the prosecutor should have recused himself from trying the case because of a lack of objectivity. Legal experts say the connection is not enough to warrant a conflict of interest, however.
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Evidence withheld in Jennings’ Stamford trial
The Stamford prosecutor in the cab assault/hate crime case appears to have withheld evidence from the defense as he sought a plea deal with the defendant, opening new questions about how justice was served and what actions the defendant could take after the case was dismissed last year.
Former Morgan Stanley banker could seek millions from ex-employer
There could be millions of dollars in deferred compensation available for William Bryan Jennings, the Darien banker who was accused of stiffing and stabbing a Queens cab driver last year after a ride home from Manhattan went awry.
Prosecutor drops bigotry, assault charges at final hour
Lawyer points out several holes in stabbed-cabbie’s story
In another move to end the case against a Morgan Stanley banker charged with stiffing and stabbing a Queens, N.Y., cab driver, Bridgeport lawyer Gene Riccio has filed a supplemental motion to dismiss the case based on “false statements and material omissions” filed by Darien Police in the arrest warrant.
He said, he said: Banker and cabbie disagree over details
It’s a case of one man’s word against another’s. One, a Queens cab driver of Egyptian descent, faces another, a white Morgan Stanley banker from Darien, in a court battle over a ride that ended in a haze of competing facts, allegations and a bloodied hand.
Man faces bigotry, assault charges after scuffle with cab driver
A Knollwood Lane man faces charges of assault, larceny and racially-charged intimidation after a December cab ride from Manhattan to Darien went awry. But, according to the man’s lawyer, he was abducted by the driver.