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Parker Poe's Trial Win Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal and Other Media Outlets

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  • March 06, 2020

Brian Cromwell and Sarah Hutchins' successful defense of a client in a political bribery trial was covered in The Wall Street Journal, the Triangle Business Journal, Law360WFAE, WUNCThe Charlotte Observer, and other media outlets. 

The federal trial involved allegations against a political donor of trying to bribe North Carolina's insurance commissioner. A jury found the donor, Greg Lindberg, and one of his associates guilty but found Parker Poe's client John Palermo not guilty. 

The Wall Street Journal, the Triangle Business Journal, and Law360 quoted Brian after the ruling. His full statement is below:

"We want to thank the jury members for their hard work and thoughtful deliberations. We ask that you respect John Palermo’s privacy following the verdict so that he and his family can start to move forward. While our client has always maintained his innocence, we have a tremendous amount of respect for the prosecutors and agents on the other side of the litigation and believe that they brought this case in good faith. That said, the lack of evidence against our client was deafening in its absence."

"The fact remains, in over 50 hours of undercover audio and video recordings and over 100 monitored telephone calls, Mr. Palermo never engaged in an explicit quid pro quo. Mr. Palermo was simply an employee tasked with administrative functions who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. That message would have never been effectively communicated to the jury without the hard work and dedication of Sarah Hutchins and the rest of the Parker Poe team."

Subscribers can use the following links to find articles in The Wall Street Journalthe Triangle Business Journal, and Law360