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5/24/2007

Yagman’s Trial Begins

Filed under: General,Scum — Patterico @ 7:00 pm

Stephen Yagman’s trial for money laundering, tax evasion, and bankruptcy fraud began yesterday in U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson’s courtroom downtown. The L.A. Times reports here.

Yagman will get a fair trial in Judge Wilson’s courtroom. I interviewed for a clerkship with Judge Wilson and found him to be an engaging, smart, and personable man.

Best of luck to the Government in this case.

16 Responses to “Yagman’s Trial Begins”

  1. I couldn’t happen to a nicer guy :-)

    I’ve been sued by him once and my dept was sued by him multiple times.

    The City caved on my case and he and his client got chump change of $25K to go away. I really didn’t do anything wrong and was doing my job and a felon went to jail for a long time :-)

    RBT

    rocketsbrain (6afb08)

  2. Gosh, P, now you are sounding like George W. You interview with a judge, find him to be engaging and smart, and suddenly you extrapolate about the fairness of his trials. What — did you look into his soul and find him to be a “good man” such as Putin and a “strong leader” like Malaki?

    nosh (de5a83)

  3. Judge Wilson has an excellent reputation in the legal community.

    Patterico (eeb415)

  4. RBT sez:

    I really didn’t do anything wrong and was doing my job and a felon went to jail for a long time.

    Heh. May history repeat itself in the case at hand.

    cheers

    -=K=-

    Kevin R.C. 'Hognose' O'Brien (88bf29)

  5. No one has more deserved prosecution than this piece of inhuman scum.

    I hope he enjoys a long stay in a “pound you in the ass” medium security prison.

    Gabriel (6d7447)

  6. Gabriel’s comment is typical of people who think prison should involve sexual torture. This is a disgraceful attitude, and far too widespread.

    On the ostensible topic of this thread, I can say that I agree with Patrick. I’ve been before Judge Wilson in civil matters many times. He’s smart, fair, and hard working. Yagman will get a fair trial.

    vcox (065555)

  7. True, Gabriel’s comment would normally be considered disgraceful. For Yagman, I think we can make an exception.

    Jeff (428193)

  8. Yagman is a vile and despicable parasite. I personally will celebrate once he’s sentenced.

    C Student (dc2b18)

  9. So what are the political allegences of this guy. The LAT makes no mention. Are we to assume he is a Democrat.

    davod (3392f5)

  10. True, Gabriel’s comment would normally be considered disgraceful. For Yagman, I think we can make an exception.

    No, we can’t.

    Patterico (2a65a5)

  11. I was a close, personal friend of Yagman for many years and although he is eccentric and slightly insane (in a semi good way), I always thought of him as honest and always looking out for the underdog. I find it hard to believe that he did any of the things he is accused of. As far as Judge Wilson goes, my old girlfriend from L.A. dated Judge Wilson and found him to be an annoying shmuck. We used to compare notes on our crazy boyfriends – her’s the judge – mine the crazy civil rights lawyer.

    Susan (f88a4c)

  12. Re # 10

    Fair enough, weak attempt at a joke that I admit was in poor taste. Sorry to leave it hanging out there a month as I’m sure you just noticed it.

    That being said, I couldn’t agree with #8 more.

    Jeff (592845)

  13. I have had a number of atty friends who had to deal with Yagman. He is not honest and the biggest asshold around.

    sam (dfd7fe)

  14. I was a juror for his trial

    DON (db215d)

  15. the evidence was in my opinion overwhelmingly stacked aginst him. the prosecution did a great job of bringing the truth to the surface.

    DON (db215d)

  16. DON,

    Please write me at

    patterico AT gmail DOT com

    (Substitute an @ for AT and a period for DOT)

    Patterico (3c008b)


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