Sunday, May 31, 2015


The man accused of paying $5m bribes for rights to USA's World Cup matches is 'driven' Miami lawyer who was caught on tape saying 'it IS illegal'

Aaron Davidson flanked by his defense attorneys pleads not guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court, May 29th 2015

Judge Cheryl Pollack artwork by Aggie Kenny

  • Aaron Davidson is being held by the FBI after the dramatic announcement of a major investigation into international soccer corruption 
  • Lawyer from Miami, 44, set to be transferred to New York for trial after arrest yesterday as other FIFA bosses were held in Switzerland
  • Federal prosecutors allege he paid $5m in bribes so his company could have marketing rights for USA and other qualifying matches for 2018 World Cup
  • Davidson's mother tells Daily Mail Online he would never act improperly but another source says: 'He was very ambitious.'

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Jackie O by Richard Tomlinson 1972

 Emmy winning Mitchell Stans court art 1974 by Aggie Kenny
Trask Gallery
Courtroom Art: Eyewitness for the Public
June 1 - 26

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

As part of a year long series of events celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in lower Manhattan hosted the exhibition Courtroom Art: Eyewitness for the Public. The National Arts Club is pleased to welcome this highly received show to the Trask Gallery.
   Among the cases illustrated are United States vs Imelda Marcos, United States vs Leona Helmsley, Ron Galella vs Jacqueline Kennedy, as well as several high profile terrorism and organized crime cases. Participating artists include Christine Cornell, Aggie Kenny. Jane Rosenberg, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams.
   The works provide the public with a visual image of some of the district’s most famous cases. 

Faisal Shahzad, " Times Square Bomber" sentencing 2010 by Elizabeth Williams

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Bradford Beckerman (left) appears in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Beckerman was arrested and charged with attacking NY Daily News staff photographer Jefferson Siegel in March, breaking his collarbone and knocking out one of his teeth. Next to Beckerman is his lawyer, Mariel LaSasso and at right is judge Lisa Sokoloff.

On Monday, March 16, just before the 1 p.m. court lunch break  photographer Jefferson Siegel was standing outside a courtroom door, waiting for a defendant to leave. He was on a court assignment for the Daily News.  The defendant left with several people. As the group of 4 or 5 well-dressed, younger-middle-aged people left in a group, one person  launched himself at Siegel  knocking him down and breaking his collarbone and knocking a tooth loose that eventually came out.

The assailant is Bradford Beckerman who once appeared on CNBC as owner of Bradford's Tonics, a high-end Florida juice company whose products are sold in better health food stores.
 His case continues and he is scheduled to be back at Manhattan Criminal Court in July.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Press and Hernandez family awaits verdict in Etan Patz murder trial: Day 17
After two Allen charges and 17 days the Patz jury still unable to reach a verdict. For more than 3 weeks, the press awaits, with the defendants family in the midst.
left to right, 
FOX news Lissa Kaplan, WCBS Jessica Schneider, Lou Young, unknown press, mother and daughter of Hernandez, Juliet Papa 1010, Dennis Hamill, WABC Tim Fleisher, unknown and far upper right, AP Colleen Long