Monday, June 29, 2015

Jury awards Hanna Bouveng $18 million for Wall St. CEO Benjamin Wey’s sexual harassment, online smears NY DAILY NEWS
A jury in Manhattan Federal Court awarded Swedish looker Hanna Bouveng $18 million Monday for wacko Wall St. bigshot Benjamin Wey’s sexual harassment and subsequent smear campaign against her.

The jury awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $16 million in punitive damages for the New York Global Group CEO’s retaliation against his former employee after she refused his advances, as well as his defamation of her on his website, The Blot.
Benjamin Wey, far left seated in court, Hanna Bouveng seated upper right. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

850M Lawsuit Closing Statements: Wall Street CEO has 'diarrhea of the keyboard' but didn't stalk former employee, lawyer says

Wall Street CEO has 'diarrhea of the keyboard' but didn't stalk former employee, lawyer says

Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:17 PM

After more than a week of sordid testimony, lawyers for New York Global Group CEO Benjamin Wey and Swedish stunner Hanna Bouveng made their final pleas Friday before a jury of four men and four women in Manhattan Federal Court.
Wey’s defense lawyer Glenn Colton kicked off his closing argument by saying that there was inappropriate conduct on the part of both Wey and Bouveng.
Benjamin Wey's attorney Glenn Colton gives closing statement Friday( above). “Both sides behaved badly. There’s no way around that,” Colton said. “Nothing about this case is nice.

David Ratner ( below) gives closing statement. “This is not a ‘he said, she said,’ case,” Ratner told the jury. “It’s about retaliation, it’s about humiliation, it’s about intimidation,” he said.

Law 360 Jury Deliberations story

NY Jury Gets Ex-Intern's Stalking Case Against Financier

Law360, New York (June 26, 2015, 7:34 PM ET) -- A New York federal jury begin deliberating Friday whether financier Benjamin Wey is liable for sexual harassment, a campaign of stalking and vicious public attacks on former intern Hanna Bouveng, asking for evidence about his alleged demand for “tangible love” from the 25-year-old Swede in exchange for her job.

The four-woman, four-man jury got the case just before 3 p.m. after a trial that lasted 10 days. Within 90 minutes jurors had fired off two missives to U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

1906 - Stanford White, Architect, shot dead

99 years ago Stanford White was shot dead  atop Madison Square Garden ( which he designed) by Harry Thaw, the jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit.
Newspaper article detailing Stanford White's death

Links about the case above.

The first trial of Harry Thaw ended in a mistrial. The second trial ended with Thaw being found insane.
A courtroom drawing from the 1907 trial below.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NY DAILY NEWS: Swedish woman details first alleged sexual encounter with Wall Street CEO she is suing for $850M
The Swedish stunner who has sued her former Wall Street boss for $850 million shared the awful details Monday of their first alleged sexual encounter.
Hanna Bouveng, 25, cried as she spoke of how “useless” she felt after finally giving in to New York Global Group CEO Benjamin Wey’s relentless advances in December 2013.
“He put his arm around me and kissed me on the neck. He stood up and grabbed my hand, we walked into the bedroom,” Bouveng sobbed. “I felt so used and weak.”
Wey denies ever having sex with Bouveng and says he is the victim of extortion.
Hanna Bouveng on the stand in Manhattan Federal Court. Benjamin Wey seated far left. Bouveng described websites set up to defame her and being stalked by Wey in Sweden.
Illustration by Elizabeth Williams
Link to the restraining order

Swedish bombshell Hanna Bouveng told a jury Tuesday that her former Wall St. boss had smeared her name and ruined friendships with his bizarre online articles and emails labeling her a prostitute and drug addict.
In an email Benjamin Wey allegedly sent to one of Bouveng’s friends, the New York Global CEO said his former employee had sex with a man with sexually transmitted diseases.
NY Daily News link

Sunday, June 21, 2015

ANGEL'S INK GALLERY @ SAN PEDRO CA : Show Synapses 1st Thursday showing July 2nd

angels’ ink gallery    
366 west 7th street, san pedro, ca 90731

may 1 through july 17, 2015

rick cowan, nancy crawford, judith turner kunda,
brian mallman, elizabeth williams

These images show the invisible links between cause and effect driven by instinct, compassion, thought, language, and emotion.

 Courtroom Art of the Sentencing of Mahmoud Salim and jury deliberations of the 1987 John Gotti trial on display thru July 17th at the Angels Ink gallery in San Pedro CA.
The Show curated by Robin Hinchliffe is titled Synapses
Sentencing of Mahmoud Salim in Manhattan Federal Court
 New York Times Story

Anthony Rampino with defense attorneys in Brooklyn Federal Court 1987
 The John Gotti Trial Brooklyn Federal Court

Angels Ink Gallery in San Pedro CA

San Pedro Art Walk Map, 1st Thursdays.
Angels Ink Gallery show Synapse

Thursday, June 11, 2015

She Draws a Crowd: Chatting with Courtroom Artist Elizabeth Williams

In this courtroom sketch by Elizabeth Williams, sports marketing executive Aaron Davidson, foreground center, appears at federal court in New York for arraignment on conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal, Friday, May 29, 2015.
Elizabeth Williams/Associated Press
As one of the prosecution’s key witnesses took the stand Wednesday in a trial charging Dewey & LeBoeuf’s three former leaders with defrauding creditors, reporters weren’t the only ones capturing the activity in the courtroom.
From the second row, longtime courtroom artist Elizabeth Williams illustrated the scene in a series of quickly drawn images showing everything from the faces of the three defendants to the American Flag perched behind the judge’s bench.
Ms. Williams told Law Blog that courtroom illustrators are a dying breed; 15 to 20 artists worked full time in the New York courts in the 1980s, she recalls, but only two or three remain today. “It’s really on the wane,” she says.
Ms. Williams got her start in the field in Los Angeles in 1980 after realizing her dream of being a fashion illustrator might not be very lucrative.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf Trial: Ex Controller Testifies: WSJ

Cross examination of Thomas Mullikin by defense attorney Andrew Frisch

Ex-Controller Testifies He Altered Dewey Accounting Records

story by Sara Randazzo

Years before Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP collapsed, the law firm’s accounting department scrambled to avoid trouble with its banks by making the firm’s income appear higher than it was, Dewey’s former controller told a jury Wednesday.
In January 2009, with just days to find a way to boost 2008 income by $25 million, members of the department used fraudulent adjustments to get the numbers where they wanted them, former controller Thomas Mullikin said during the third week of a criminal trial of Dewey’s three top leaders, accused of conspiring to defraud the firm’s banks and creditors.

Ex Controller Thomas Mullikan testifies at the trial of Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders  "Did you falsify accounting records to make it appear the firm’s financial condition was better than reality?” Assistant District Attorney Steve Pilnyak asked. “Yes I did,” replied Mr. Mullikin, who left Dewey in June 2011, less than a year before the firm collapsed into bankruptcy.

WSJ's Sara Randazzo and ALM's Nell Gluckman covering the trial as ADA Steven Pilnyat questions Thomas Mullikan

ALM's Nell Gluckman: Dewey Recap: Focus on Firm's Borrowing

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Behind the Canvas: Stories of Courtroom Sketch Artists

EXTRA TV story on Courtroom artists: Aggie Kenny, Bill Robles and Elizabeth Williams
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Behind the Canvas: Stories of Courtroom Sketch Artists
 Charles Manson by Bill Robles
 The United States Supreme Court by Aggie Kenny
Martha Stewart by Elizabeth Williams