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With IMF head, NYC lawyer lands another big case

With IMF head, NYC lawyer lands another big case

An attorney who's been hired by the likes of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and ex-New York Giants star Plaxico Burress has a new challenge: defending an International Monetary Fund leader against sex-assault charges.
Benjamin Brafman said Tuesday that he was brought into the case by a Washington, D.C., lawyer who knows Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF.
Other prominent New York City defense lawyers say Brafman is a good choice to handle a pressure-cooker case.
In 2004, he helped Combs beat gun-possession charges in another case causing a media frenzy. He also engineered a 2009 plea deal that got Burress a reduced sentence in own gun case.
The 62-year-old Brafman began his legal career more than three decades ago as a state prosecutor.


Updated : 2021-04-19 00:03 GMT+08:00