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Proviso Probe

Thursday, February 02, 2006

PO-PO, conflict or interest lawyering? [MP]

Melrose Park Herald (John Huston) has an article discussing whether the Village of Melrose Park hiring an attorney for its police officers constitutes a conflict of interest.

If the supervisors at the village are paying for the lawyer, is he going to be representing the interests of the individual officers, the group of officers or the village?

The short answer is probably, if nobody did anything wrong there won't be a conflict of interest. However, if crimes were committed and some players will be cutting deals to testify against others then it seems likely conflicts of interest will occur.

The article does say:
"At this point, it does not appear that any police officers I represent are targets or suspects," Onesto said. "At this point I can tell you that. If it arises that they become suspects, then we will have to discuss the possibility of conflicts."

He also said the officers who were issued subpoenas were not directed to take his counsel.

2 Comments:

  • Vito Scavo is going down! Ron Serpico is going down! Anthony Bruno will get immunity to testify.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:52 PM, February 09, 2006  

  • Hey there Mr.Federal agent, when Anthony "sings like a crow" Bruno is all done tellin' the Melrose Park story, send him on over to Melrose Park East..er I mean Forest Park.

    We got a police chief and the dis-honorable Anthony Calderone's story we'd like "the bird" to tell. The water sure does taste good here though now that we got Bruno's water pipes...and the bill!

    What's our cops gonna do for side work if they can't work for Vito? Pretty soon, Proviso township ain't gonna be no fun anymore but Club Fed will probably make Wednesday Prince spaghetti day!

    By Blogger watching & waiting, at 9:11 AM, February 10, 2006  

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