Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ed Verbell Illustrator, Courtroom Artist 1945

Ed Vebell, a skilled illustrator, said he developed the ability "to analyze a subject and grasp its essentials at a glance and draw it later from memory." Vebell worked as a courtroom illustrator for Stars & Stripes at the Nuremberg war trials.  Looking through field glasses from the spectator's gallery, Vebell could draw the defendants directly in fountain pen and used only "a moistened thumb for the middle tones."

More on Verbell, links below. 

Verbell Courtroom Art from the Nuremberg Trial

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dewey Leboeuf Trial: Courtroom Art Summary

Joel Sanders, Stephen DiCarmine and Steven Davis during the early part of trial, during Thomas Mullikin's testimony.

Joel Sander's attorney Andrew Frisch cross examination of Thomas Mullikin

Key witness Frank Canellas on direct examination by ADA Pierce Moser
Frank Canellas cross examination by Elkan Abramowitz

Defense table during closing statements

Austin Campriello closing statement with associate Anne Redcross
Defense attorney Elkan Abramowitz closing statement.

Andrew Frisch closing statement with defense team Jasmine Juteau,
Cesar de Castro and defendant Joel Sanders

ADA Piece Moser closing statement with staff and defense table

Defense table, latter part of trial

Jury with Judge Robert Stolz

Press during summations and jury instructions

Press during 18th day of deliberations

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rabobank Trader Helped Rig Libor, Former Colleague Testifies by Pat Hurtado/ Bloomberg

Story Link:
An ex-Rabobank Groep trader testified that former-colleague Anthony Conti regularly agreed to manipulate the bank’s Libor submissions to help him make money.
Lee Stewart, then a senior derivatives trader at the Dutch bank’s London desk, told a Manhattan jury Thursday he sat across the trading table from Conti and Anthony Allen, who are on trial together. It’s the first U.S. trial over alleged rigging of the rate by manipulating the bank’s submissions.
Lee Stewart testifies on the stand during the Libor fixing trial in Manhattan Federal Court ,
questioned by DOJ trial attorney Brian Young. Judge Jed Rakoff presiding. 

Stewart would stand up or lean over their computer trading screens to ask Conti to manipulate the rate to his advantage, he testified. Conti, whose job was to make the bank’s daily Libor submissions, would “regularly” comply, Stewart said.
“I’d say, ‘Tony I’ve got a long one today, so highs would be nice,’” Stewart said. “I’d relate that to him verbally. I’d say, ‘I’m long or short,’ and it was quite clear.”