Judge sick of mafia references at ‘trial by combat’ lawyer’s hearing

The hearing for a Staten Island attorney accused of extortion, fraud and kidnapping on Wednesday started sounding like an old Abbott & Costello routine. “Who’s a made member?” Brooklyn federal Judge Jack. B. Weinstein asked prosecutor Moira Kim Penza as she attempted to argue that lawyer Richard Luthmann and his co-defendants operated a scrap metal…

The hearing for a Staten Island attorney accused of extortion, fraud and kidnapping on Wednesday started sounding like an old Abbott & Costello routine. “Who’s a made member?” Brooklyn federal Judge Jack. B. Weinstein asked prosecutor Moira Kim Penza as she attempted to argue that lawyer Richard Luthmann and his co-defendants operated a scrap metal...

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