Why Didn't Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Valdez Tell The Greenwich Police Department To Get More Evidence And Better Witnesses?
"You would agree there are some wide discrepancies," Public Defender Howard Ehring asked alleged accomplice Robert Liebman
"Yes," Liebman replied.
Testimony continues in Dinnertime trial
By Martin Cassidy
Greenwich Time Staff writer
An alleged accomplice of the Dinnertime Bandit testified that he sold jewelry given to him by Alan Golder between February and November 2007.
However, under cross examination by Public Defender Howard Ehring, Robert Liebman admitted to telling police that he gave them the false name of Neil as the person to whom he sold the jewels to protect his sister's boyfriend, a Manhattan jewelry dealer who bought the stolen items....
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So Far Prosecutor Joseph Valdes Has Presented A Case That Looks Like A Slow Motion Train Wreak.
- Disparate And Lazy Prosecutor Joseph Valde Wants The Associated Press To Save The Poorly Investigated Greenwich Police Department Case.
- ”If people knew that every time they talked to a reporter they'd be talking to a state prosecutor, they'd stop talking to reporters,” New York attorney David Schulz said. “The state is trying to get the benefit of a reporter doing his job covering this case. That's exactly what the shield law does not allow.”
- “It's a fishing expedition.”said Howard Ehring, Golder's public defender.
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08/01/08 Judge John Kavanewsky Jr Would Be A Fool To Try And Weaken Connecticut 2006 Reporter Shield Law
- Judge John Kavanewsky Jr had better tell the Connecticut States Attorney to have the Greenwich Police Department to hit the bricks and uncover another states witness. Otherwise Judge Kavanewsky is going to find his overturned decission in featured in law school text books.
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07/17/08 When asked if anyone in the court room appeared to be the person that she described to police she said no.
- Howard Ehring Says Greenwich Detective's Police Work Does Not Meet Judicial Standards
- Patricia Solari identified Alan Golder a decade ago from an array of eight photos as the intruder who robbed her home in 1997. She said she only saw him for a few seconds and that he wore a ski mask and gloves.
- "We have a photo array here that really does not meet the standard," said Howard Ehring, a public defender representing Golder.
- Ehring said Golder's photo had a background distinctive from the other seven photos and that police presented Solari with all the photos at once, alloing her to quickly eliminate all but two based on eye color. Ehring also said the lead investigator should not have shown her the photos because of the potential for bias.
- Solari only saw the intruder for a few seconds and was not certain of his eye color, Ehring said. He also said she felt badgered to make an identification.
- Solari said last week she eliminated six of the eight photos quickly because their eye color was not blue or green.
- Asked if anyone in the court room appeared to be the person she described to police, she said no. Golder, who has blond hair and blue eyes, was in court.
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