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Author Puccio, Thomas P.

Title In the name of the law : confessions of a trial lawyer / Thomas P. Puccio with Dan Collins.

Published New York : W.W. Norton, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  345.730 PUCC GA01    AVAILABLE
Edition lst ed.
Physical description 352 pages ; 22 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary Few lawyers in America can match Thomas P. Puccio's extraordinary record as a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. In this book, Puccio takes you behind the scenes of the most talked about criminal cases of the past decade. Brooklyn-born Puccio pulls no punches in this gritty yet often humorous narrative. During his thirteen years as a federal prosecutor, he jailed major drug dealers, unraveled the "French Connection" theft of $70 million in heroin from the NYPD property room, prosecuted the first FBI agent ever convicted of corruption, and masterminded the monumental Abscam investigation. After becoming a defense attorney, Puccio developed a reputation as one of the most formidable cross-examiners in the business, but it was his use of a brilliant medical defense that spelled freedom for Claus von Bulow, convicted of twice attempting to murder his wife with insulin injections.
Puccio tells of fierce turf wars inside the Justice Department and of deals cut between judges and attorneys, revealing an underside of law enforcement seldom seen by the public. Whether the subject is Ivan Boesky, Claus von Bulow, a corrupt Congress, or the legal system itself, Puccio's compelling account is both an education and an entertainment.
Other author Collins, Dan (Dan J.)
Subject Puccio, Thomas P.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Defense (Criminal procedure) -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
ISBN 0393037282