In March the Voice reported on the case of Robert Simels, a high-powered attorney for high-level crooks from Henry Hill (the "hero" of GoodFellas) to major drug dealers with a low level of regard for human life, which prosecutors suggested Simels shared and enabled. Sample from the story:Ac ... More >>
Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>
Lawyer Robert Simels, whose shady dealings with his underworld clients were explored by David Shaftel in a June Voice article, was today found guilty of witness tampering and other charges. In the Voice story, Wiseguys author Nicholas Pileggi describes Simels as someone who "goes [to trial] w ... More >>
The only-in-NY trial that brings together a lawyer to drug kingpins, his mob attorney, and the Gotti prosecutor
The abusive prank caller to Port Authority cops? One of their colleagues.