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Top Criminal Lawyers, Veteran Reporters to Discuss Ethical and Legal Issues in Political Corruption Cases at October 26 Program

October 20, 2011 – 
Ethical and legal issues raised by recent corruption prosecutions in New Jersey with respect to the use of cooperating witnesses and potential entrapment will be explored by a panel of veteran prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and investigative journalists at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on October 26, 2011. The 5 – 8 pm program is sponsored by the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education, a partnership between the Rutgers law schools in Newark and Camden, and the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court at Rutgers School of Law–Newark.

The Solomon Dwek case will provide a backdrop against which panelists will discuss prosecutorial use of cooperators for covert investigations of illegal conduct unrelated to the cooperator’s crime and the issue of entrapment relating to prosecutorial selection of targets of covert investigation in political corruption cases. The panel includes notable attorneys involved in the case as well at the authors of the The Jersey Sting, a book recounting the investigation and prosecution of the Dwek case.

Pre-registration for “Policing Corruption Investigations: Does the Remedy Fit the Harm?” is required at www.rutgerscle.com. The program will provide 3.0 CLE credit hours (NJ and NY) or 2.5 credit hours (PA). The registration fee is $100 or FREE for C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court members. Visit http://www.law.newark.rutgers.edu/about-school/heckel-inn-court for information about Heckel Inn of Court membership.

What:  “Policing Corruption Investigations and Prosecutions: Does the Remedy Fit the Harm?” 
Who:  Michael Critchley, Sr., founder of Critchley, Kinum & Vazquez, LLC
Dean John J. Farmer, Jr., Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Joseph Hayden, founding partner of Walder, Hayden & Brogan, P.A.
Ralph Marra, former Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Josh Margolin, New York Post, and Ted Sherman, Star-Ledger, co-authors of The Jersey Sting
When:  5 – 8 pm, Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark