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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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NYSACDL Past President George Goltzer on Trial in Capital Case

May 2, 2011:  George Goltzer, NYSACDL President 2010, is on trial in the Eastern District of New York in U.S. v. Basciano, a case in which the government is seeking the death penalty against Basciano for allegedly ordering the murder of an organized crime associate.  This week, a major government witness will be testifying.  The Trial commenced on April 12 after a 5 week jury selection to seat a “death qualified” jury.   George is accompanied by Richard Jasper and Ying Stafford as co-counsel. The case is being tried before Judge Garaufis.