BOSTON LEGAL EXPERT MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Peter Elikann Media Interviews & Appearances

5/20/24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Melody Mendez on a recap of the third week of the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial. 

 

5/16//24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) “Canton Confidential: The Karen Read Trial” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live remotely for this half hour nightly program on the Karen Read murder trial by Anchors J.C. Monahan and Glenn Jones on the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial. (Attorney Elikann first comes on at exactly 5 minutes into the program.)

 

5/13/24   “Surviving the Survivor: Best Guests in True Crime,” podcast with 2 ½ million viewers. Attorney Elikann was one of three guests interviewed as a panel by Emmy Award-winning journalist Joel Waldman on this 90-minute podcast doing a lengthy detailed analysis into the Karen Read murder trial.

 

5/13//24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Melody Mendez on a recap of the second week of the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial. 

 

5/10/24 Plymouth Independent news organization “Paroled murderer charged with molesting 13-year-old girl in Plymouth hotel pool” by Andrea Estes. Attorney Elikann was interviewed for this article.

 

5/9//24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) “Canton Confidential: The Karen Read Trial” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live remotely for this half hour nightly program on the Karen Read murder trial by Anchors J.C. Monahan and Glenn Jones on the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial. (Attorney Elikann first comes on at approximately 11:15 minutes into the program.)

 

5/7//24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) “Canton Confidential: The Karen Read Trial” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live on-set for this half hour nightly program on the Karen Read murder trial by Anchors J.C. Monahan and Glenn Jones on the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial. (Attorney Elikann first comes on at approximately 4:45 minutes into the program.)

 

5/7/24  “Surviving the Survivor: Best Guests in True Crime,” podcast with 2 ½ million viewers. Attorney Elikann was one of three guests interviewed as a panel by Emmy Award-winning journalist Joel Waldman on this 90-minute podcast doing a lengthy detailed analysis into the Karen Read murder trial.

 

5/6//24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Melody Mendez on a recap of the first week of the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial. 

 

4/30/24 Court TV Network “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live in-person by Anchor Vinnie Politan in-person on the site of the Karen Read trial that began the previous day. (Atty Elikann interview begins just before the 5-minute mark of this video.)

 

4/30/24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) Interviewed live by Anchors Natalie Lizarraga and Melody Mendez on a recap of the first day of the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial that began the previous day.

 

4/29/24 CNN “Laura Coates Live program” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by CNN chief legal analyst Laura Coates on the first day of the Karen Read trial

 

4/29/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy concerning the Karen Read murder trial expected to finally begin later that morning. Karen Read is accused of killing her boyfriend, a police officer by backing her motor vehicle into him just after dropping him off at a late night party while the defense says he was beaten and killed by others inside the house party and his body was taken outside afterwards and left to freeze to death in the snow.

4/29/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Ryan Breslin for another brief statement concerning the importance of the opening statements in the Karen Read murder trial expected to begin later that morning. Karen Read is accused of killing her boyfriend, a police officer by backing her motor vehicle into him just after dropping him off at a late night party while the defense says he was beaten and killed by others inside the house party and his body was taken outside afterwards and left to freeze to death in the snow.

4/28/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes for a brief statement concerning the importance of the opening statements in the Karen Read murder trial expected to begin the next morning. Karen Read is accused of killing her boyfriend, a police officer by backing her motor vehicle into him just after dropping him off at a late night party while the defense says he was beaten and killed by others inside the house party and his body was taken outside afterwards and left to freeze to death in the snow.

 

4/26/24 Court TV Network “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Vinnie Politan just after jury selection for the highly publicized Karen Read murder trial. Karen Read is accused of killing her boyfriend, a police officer by backing her motor vehicle into him just after dropping him off at a late night party while the defense says he was beaten and killed by others inside the house party and his body was taken outside afterwards and left to freeze to death in the snow. (Atty Elikann coming in at the 14-minute mark of this video)

4/25/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy about arguments expected later in the day before the United States Supreme Court on Donald Trump’s claim that a U.S. President has complete immunity from criminal prosecution for any conduct alleged to involve official acts including criminal activity during the President’s tenure in office.

4/18/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by investigative reporter Ted Daniel concerning DNA evidence filed by the prosecution at the last minute while jury selection is going on even though the defendant was charged more than 2 years ago in the highly-publicized Karen Read murder case. The main questions were whether the evidence is significant and whether the judge will permit it to be introduced in front of the jury even though it was not timely submitted.

4/16/24 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) Interviewed live by Anchors Natalie Lizarraga and Lauren Melendez on a preview of the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial that would begin later that day. The prosecution is accusing Karen Read of backing her car into her boyfriend while dropping him off at a late night house party and leaving him to die while the defense is stating that he attended the party where he was beaten to death inside the house and his body dragged outside as a conspiratorial cover-up. Huge numbers of demonstrators protesting her innocence were already lined up at the buffer zone outside the courthouse in the most controversial prosecution in Massachusetts in recent memory.

4/16/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy on a preview of the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial that would begin later that day. The prosecution is accusing Karen Read of backing her car into her boyfriend while dropping him off at a late night house party and leaving him to die while the defense is stating that he attended the party where he was beaten to death inside the house and his body dragged outside as a conspiratorial cover-up. Huge numbers of demonstrators protesting her innocence were already lined up at the buffer zone outside the courthouse in the most controversial prosecution in Massachusetts in recent memory.

4/15/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Jason Law on a preview of the highly-publicized Karen Read murder trial expected to begin the next day. The prosecution is accusing Karen Read of backing her car into her boyfriend while dropping him off at a late night house party and leaving him to die while the defense is stating that he attended the party where he was beaten to death inside the house and his body dragged outside as a cover-up.

4/12/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward concerning upcoming parole hearing for 50-year-old Richard Baldwin who murdered a female with a baseball bat 34 years ago when he was 16. He had been sentenced to life without possibility of parole, but then the law changed to permit a chance of parole due to scientific studies on juvenile brains showing they are capable of change as they grow into adulthood.

3/21/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter John Monahan on a federal appeals court ruling that there should be an investigation into whether there was bias on the part of jurors who sentenced the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to death. If so, there would have to be a retrial to do over the question of whether he be given the death penalty or sentenced to life in prison.

3/14/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by investigative reporter Ted Daniel concerning the fact that the state police detective in charge of the investigation of the Karen Read murder case is now under investigation himself by the Massachusetts State Police Internal Affairs Unit reportedly concerning allegations that he was not truthful in revealing his personal relations with some of the witnesses against Karen Read which then raises the question of a potential appearance of a lack of impartiality. It is alleged that he admitted to this before a federal grand jury reportedly investigating alleged inappropriate actions by both the police and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office.

3/4/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed for a piece by reporter Kelly Sullivan on the anticipated later in the day guilty plea in federal court of Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guard member accused of leaking highly classified secret intelligence military documents on a social media platform about Russia’s war in Ukraine and other national security secrets.

3/3/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes on the anticipated next day guilty plea in federal court of Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guard member accused of leaking highly classified secret intelligence military documents on a social media platform about Russia’s war in Ukraine and other national security secrets.

2/23/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by anchor Gene Lavanchy about the second degree murder guilty verdict that was just handed down against Adam Montgomery for the particularly heartbreaking killing of his own 5-year old daughter Harmony Montgomery – who was not even determined to be missing until two years after her death and whose body was never found.

 

2/22/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by Anchor Vanessa Welch about the second degree murder guilty verdict that was just handed down against Adam Montgomery for the particularly heartbreaking killing of his own 5-year old daughter Harmony Montgomery – who was not even determined to be missing until two years after her death and whose body was never found.

  

2/15/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes on what is still a deadlocked jury in the second trial of Emanuel Lopes accused of murdering a Weymouth police officer and elderly woman killed by a stray bullet in her home. His defense attorneys used the insanity defense in his first trial, it resulted in a deadlocked hung jury so the defense and prosecution having just done a repeat of the trial are getting reports that this second jury may be deadlocked, too. It is a sad situation that the victims’ families may potentially have to go through this experience an agonizing third time.

 

2/13/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by Anchor Mark Ockerbloom on what may be a deadlocked jury in the second trial of Emanuel Lopes accused of murdering a Weymouth police officer and elderly woman killed by a stray bullet in her home. His defense attorneys used the insanity defense in his first trial, it resulted in a deadlocked hung jury so the defense and prosecution having just done a repeat of the trial are getting reports that this second jury may be deadlocked, too. It is a sad situation that the victims’ families may potentially have to go through this experience an agonizing third time.

  

2/7/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Daniel Coates on the fairness of the nomination to the Supreme Judicial Court by Massachusetts Governor Healey of long-time Appeals Court Justice Gabrielle Wolohojian, a former romantic partner of Governor Healey who is otherwise an inarguably extremely experienced and meritorious pick. 

 

2/1/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by anchor Gene Lavanchy on recent development in the Karen Read murder case where the district attorney’s office got a search warrant for her phone alleging that, since she was charged, she has had many contacts with a journalist/blogger advocating for her side of the story. Attorney Elikann did state that it was not apparent that this was illegal or improper since, although it may often be ill-advised for a defendant to give information or speak to the media, it is a clearly protected constitutional right and an accused citizen can speak with anyone they want including journalists, bloggers, neighbors, the public, etcetera to advocate for themselves.

 

1/30/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Daniel Coates on the law of extradition where Kevin Kangethe, a suspect, allegedly killed a female and left her body in a car parked at Boston’s Logan Airport and then took a flight to Kenya. He was arrested in Kenya and now efforts are being made to extradite him back to the United States.

 

1/18/24  Court TV Network “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Vinnie Politan on ongoing controversial case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer by backing her car into him in a snowstorm after dropping him off at a house party. Her attorneys have argued her innocence alleging evidence that he was actually murdered by others inside the house after she left and his body then dragged out into the snow. (The panel Attorney Elikann is on does come on at about the halfway-mark and then for the rest of the program. For the first time ever  for his appearance on this show, there were some technical difficulties with the video connection, so Attorney Elikann was not on camera, but did a live phone interview while his photo was put up on the screen.)

 

1/17/24  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes on the court delaying legal proceedings for 28 customers of a prostitution ring after lawyers argued that the court should reverse its decision to hold public hearings over whether there is enough evidence to support a request by police to bring misdemeanor charges against them. However, the lawyers concede that, if it is determined that there is enough evidence to charge them, their identities may be revealed.


1/16/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on the retrial of Emanuel Lopes accused of murdering a Weymouth police officer and elderly woman killed by a stray bullet in her home. His defense attorneys used the insanity defense in his first trial, it resulted in a deadlocked hung jury so the defense and prosecution have to do a repeat of the trial with the sad situation that the victims’ families must go through this experience all over again.

 

1/11/24 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter John Monahan on a ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts raising the minimum age a person can be sentenced to life without parole from 18 to 21. If one is under the age of 21, they can still be given a life sentence, but they, at least, would be eligible for parole after 20 or 35 years, although there is no guarantee they would get paroled. The court cited scientific research and studies that juvenile brains are different than those of adults, they are more impulsive, but they can change and turn their lives around.

 

1/5/24 Court TV Network “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Vinnie Politan on ongoing controversial case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer by backing her car into him in a snowstorm after dropping him off at a house party. Her attorneys have argued her innocence alleging evidence that he was actually murdered by others inside the house after she left and his body then dragged out into the snow. (The panel Attorney Elikann is on does on at about the 26-minute mark and then for the rest of the program. But it is worth watching the entire show as this case is fascinating.)

 

12/21/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on criminal assault charges just issued against two people concerning the incident where a man was fatally injured following a fight in the stands with fans of the Miami Dolphins during a New England Patriots football game in September. This, after 12 videos allegedly confirmed that the victim had verbally sparred with the opposing team’s fans and that the victim allegedly approached the fans and initiated an assault. A preliminary autopsy revealed that the victim did not die from trauma although punched in the head, but rather from a cardiac event after he was punched. Accordingly, the two were only charged with assault and battery but were not charged with his death.

 

12/10/23 CNN Digital, “A snowy night, a cracked taillight and a mystery: How a police officer’s death divided a Boston suburb” by Faith Karimi. Attorney Elikann was interviewed for this article about ongoing controversial case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer by backing her car into him in a snowstorm after dropping him off at a house party. Her attorneys have argued her innocence alleging evidence that he was actually murdered inside the house and his body then dragged out into the snow.

 

12/6/23 Court TV Network “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan” Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Vinnie Politan on ongoing controversial case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer by backing her car into him in a snowstorm after dropping him off at a house party. Her attorneys have argued her innocence alleging evidence that he was actually murdered inside the house by others after she left and his body then dragged out into the snow.

 

11/2/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy in advance of the court date later that day in the ongoing prosecution against Brian Walshe alleged to have murdered his wife in their suburban Cohasset home and then to have allegedly made inept desperate attempts at a cover-up (such as googling how to dismember and dispose of a body and then later determined to have thrown out a hacksaw and hatchet and blood-splattered items and videoed going to various trash dumpsters throwing out huge heavy trash bags) where DNA evidence is expected to be revealed.

 

10/24/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes on more evidence revealed in the case of Duxbury, Massachusetts mother Lindsay Clancy who, inexplicably, in a horrific tragedy, strangled to death three of her children before paralyzing herself while attempting suicide. Her defense continues to argue that she was suffering from post-partum psychosis and extreme overmedication. The prosecution continues to give evidence supporting its argument that she was competent and meticulously planned this act.

 

10/10/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Rebecca Turco on the reasons why bail was low for David Sullivan, who was arraigned on charges concerning the death of a teenager who died after Sullivan allegedly drove his boat recklessly and negligently while drunk on the waters off of Cape Cod. Bail is not supposed to be a punishment and is only placed on a defendant if he or she is determined to pose a risk of flight. Otherwise, under the principles of American law, punishment should not begin until one is actually convicted as one is innocent until proven guilty.

 

9/21/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy on whether criminal charges might be brought against a person after a man was fatally injured during a New England Patriots football game after being punched in the head by a fan of that night’s opposing team, the Miami Dolphins. This, after the preliminary autopsy revealed that the victim did not die from trauma, but rather from a medical event right after he was punched. Or whether Gillette Stadium could be sued.

 

9/19/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on whether criminal charges might be brought after a man was fatally injured during a New England Patriots football game after being punched in the head by a fan of that night’s opposing team, the Miami Dolphins.

 

8/15/23 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Natalie Lizarraga on the Georgia state indictment of former President Donald Trump on allegations that he and 18 co-defendants participated in a “criminal enterprise” that attempted to overturn the 2020 election results in that state. (The 5 1//2 minute interview begins at 2:45 on the video.)

 

8/15/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy on the Georgia state indictment of former President Donald Trump on allegations that he and 18 co-defendants participated in a “criminal enterprise” that attempted to overturn the 2020 election results in that state.

 

8/5/23 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Internet adds wrinkle to venue challenges in federal criminal cases,” by Kris Olson. Attorney Elikann was interviewed for this article about what may be a new trend.  A defendant located in Russia whose online crimes reached into the United States argued unsuccessfully that he should not have been prosecuted in the federal court in Boston for a variety of reasons including the fact that he really did not know which internet servers would be picking up his communications so he had no intent to commit a crime in Massachusetts. Interesting creative arguments that did not carry the day, but will likely come up again since earlier laws, obviously, did not anticipate the existence of the internet.

 

8/3/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy in advance of the arraignment later in the day in Washington, D.C. of former President Donald Trump on allegations that he tried to overturn the 2020 election and end the American tradition of the peaceful transfer of power.

 

8/2/23 NBC News 10 (WTBS-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live twice by Anchors Melody Mendez and Jeff Saperstone on the indictment of former President Donald Trump on allegations that he tried to overturn the 2020 election and end the American tradition of the peaceful transfer of power.

 

8/1/23 Boston.Com “Judge denies gag order request in Karen Read case?” by Abby Patkin. Attorney Elikann was interviewed for this article about the law concerning gag order requests – in other words, orders that prevent either party in a court case from making public statements. These requests for gag orders are rarely granted.  The article focused in particular on a request by the prosecution for a gag order on the defense lawyers in the ongoing case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer.

 

8/1/23 Boston.Com “Who is on Karen Read’s defense team?” by Abby Patkin. Attorney Elikann was interviewed for this article about the qualities it takes for a defense attorney to represent someone in a high-profile case. The article focused in particular on the ongoing case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer.

 

7/6/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Robert Goulston on the fifth day of jury deliberations in the insanity defense case of Emanuel Lopes who, when involved in a car accident, threw a rock at the head of Weymouth Massachusetts Police Sgt. Michael Chesna, then took his gun and allegedly murdered him and an older female neighbor who was observing from her property. Again the jury seems deadlocked, but the judge is encouraging them to keep trying to reach a verdict.

 

7/5/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Robert Goulston on the fourth day of jury deliberations in the insanity defense case of Emanuel Lopes who, when involved in a car accident, threw a rock at the head of Weymouth Massachusetts Police Sgt. Michael Chesna, then took his gun and allegedly murdered him and an older female neighbor who was observing from her property.

 

6/13/23 NBC 10 Boston (WFXT-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN). Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchors Melody Mendez and Susan Tran in advance of the arraignment in Miami of former President Donald Trump later in the day on the indictment related to allegations concerning illegal use and handing of classified documents.

 

5/16/23 Boston.Com “ ‘The makings of a made-for-TV movie, almost’: Legal experts weigh in on the direction of the Karen Read case” by Abby Patkin   Attorney Elikann was interviewed for this article in order to generally explain the contradicting evidence promised by both the prosecution and the defense in the case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer. For every bit of evidence that each side says they would present at trial, the other side states they can prove that evidence wrong. So. until that evidence is presented in court,  many of the public are apparently confused and not sure whether it is a weak case or strong case against her.

 

5/3/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on new evidence revealed in the highly publicized investigation into the disappearance from her home in Cohasset on Boston’s South Shore of Ana Walshe suspected of being murdered by her husband, Brian Walshe. Although her body has not been found and it is still early in the investigation, the prosecution claims particularly strong circumstantial evidence.

 

5/3/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy in advance of the court proceeding later today in the case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer. His body had been found in the snow and it has been alleged that she may have hit him in her car after dropping him off at a small party late at night in a blizzard and left him there. But the defense and the prosecution have drastically different evidence which they will be going over in court. The defense will elaborate on their uncovered evidence supporting the theory that, (a) after she had dropped him off, cell phone evidence revealed he in the house even going on different floors, (b) forensics shows he was beaten to death rather than struck by a vehicle and (c) allegedly he was at the gathering inside the house and dragged outside to die as it was learned that someone at the party even googled in the middle of the night  3 ½ hours before his body was discovered asking how long it would take for a body to freeze to death in the cold. The prosecution states the defense evidence is flawed and their evidence can prove the opposite.

 

4/12/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter John Monahan on breaking news that defense attorneys representing Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman charged in the 2022 death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer, say they have uncovered new evidence suggesting she is innocent and that others were involved in the death. His body had been found in the snow and it has been alleged that she may have hit him in her car after dropping him off at a small party late at night in a blizzard and left him there. But newly uncovered evidence supports her defense team theory that, after she had dropped him off, he was beaten to death at the gathering and dragged outside to die as it was learned that someone at the party even googled in the middle of the night hours before his body was discovered asking how long it would take for a body to freeze to death in the cold.

 

4/5/23 NBC 10 Boston (WFXT-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN). Attorney Elikann was interviewed live twice during the morning by Anchors Melody Mendez and Susan Tran as a recap of the previous day’s arraignment in New York of former President Donald Trump.

 

4/4/23 NBC 10 Boston (WFXT-TV) and New England Cable News (NECN) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchors Melody Mendez and Susan Tran in advance of the arraignment in New York City of former President Donald Trump later in the day.

 

3/31/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy on breaking news of the previous day’s indictment of former President Donald Trump.

 

3/14/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by anchor Kerry Kavanaugh for her investigative report of a defendant with a history of alleged very violent crimes and how he managed to keep getting released on bail prior to trial even when prosecutors attempted to get him held in custody as someone too dangerous to the public to be released. Additionally, the defendant’s mother, who was employed on the staff at the courthouse is alleged to have illegally helped him out to the extent that she was also criminally charged with victim intimidation. Here Attorney Elikann explains the law of being held in custody prior to trial either by bail or an official finding of dangerousness even before one has been proven guilty of anything.

 

3/1/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by anchor Kerry Kavanaugh for her investigative report of a defendant with a history of alleged very violent crimes and how he managed to keep getting released on bail prior to trial even when prosecutors attempted to get him held in custody as someone too dangerous to the public to be released. Additionally, the defendant’s mother, who was employed on the staff at the courthouse is alleged to have illegally helped him out to the extent that she was also criminally charged with victim intimidation. Here Attorney Elikann explains the law of being held in custody prior to trial either by bail or an official finding of dangerousness even before one has been proven guilty of anything.

 

2/15/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on whether two highly publicized Massachusetts murder cases can get a fair trial due to all the extensive pre-trial media attention that potential jurors are bombarded with and whether that might possibly prejudice them to side with one side or the other well in advance of the trial.

 

2/8/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy on the new details that emerged during the previous afternoon’s arraignment on murder charges against Lindsay Clancy a Massachusetts nurse who allegedly strangled three of her children to death then paralyzed herself while attempting suicide while allegedly suffering from postpartum psychosis.

 

2/7/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchors Mark Ockerbloom Vanessa Welch on the new details that emerged during the arraignment on murder charges against Lindsay Clancy a Massachusetts nurse who allegedly strangled three of her children to death then paralyzed herself while attempting suicide while suffering from postpartum psychosis.

 

2/7/23 Ivy League Murders podcast. Attorney Elikann was interviewed by Hosts Sarah Alcorn and Laura Rodrigues McDonald on Brian Walshe for the murder of his wife, Ana Walshe. Evidence alleged a gruesome murder and allegedly inept desperate attempt to cover-up. This followed days of a highly nationally publicized investigation into the disappearance of Ms. Walshe from her home south of Boston.

 

1/27/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy on the murder charges just filed against 5 Memphis police officers for the murder of Tyre Nichols, a young man they claim was initially stopped for reckless driving. This on the eve of the release of a police body cam video that purportedly shows a horrific and savage beating of Nichols. Also asked some questions on another case -- the murder charges against Lindsay Clancy a Massachusetts nurse who allegedly strangled two of her children to death while suffering from postpartum psychosis.

 

1/26/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Jim Morelli on the possible defense of postpartum psychosis for Duxbury, Massachusetts mother Lindsay Clancy who, otherwise inexplicably, in a horrific tragedy, strangled to death three of her children before paralyzing herself while attempting suicide.

 

1/20/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed live by Anchor Gene Lavanchy on the involuntary manslaughter charge just brought against actor Alec Baldwin for the death of a crew member on a New Mexico film set when a prop gun he was holding accidentally went off and, apparently unknown to everyone, was somehow actually loaded with live ammunition. While no one is saying that there was any intent to shoot anyone, the issue is whether criminal negligence was involved.

 

1/18/23 Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Here’s one of a series of lengthy live interviews Attorney Elikann did following the morning arraignment of Brian Walshe for the murder of his wife, Ana Walshe. This one conducted by Anchors Catherine Perrotta and Heather Hegedus. Evidence alleged a gruesome murder and allegedly inept desperate attempt to cover-up. This followed days of a highly nationally publicized investigation into the disappearance of Ms. Walshe from her home south of Boston.

 

1/11/23. “LiveNOW from Fox” program on Fox national news service. Attorney Elikann was interviewed live on-air for 14 minutes by host Josh Breslow about the highly publicized investigation into the disappearance of Ana Walshe from her home south of Boston where evidence released by the police and prosecution indicate suspicion that she may have been murdered and that her husband is under suspicion.
https://www.livenowfox.com/video/1165205

 

1/9/23. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Brea Douglas on the impact of social media on highly publicized investigation into the disappearance from her home in Cohasset on Boston’s South Shore of Ana Walshe suspected of being murdered. It is a two-edged sword in that it is helpful to have so many people aware of the case that they may be able to provide information or tips . . . and yet police can be inundated with non-serious people wasting their time and still they must follow up on every lead.
 https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/social-media-impact-investigation-into-ana-walshes-disappearance/H2FWIN27OBE23GAIW57H77MVOM/

 

1/4/23. Commonwealth Magazine, “Healey’s office asks SJC to reinstate charges in Soldier’s Home deaths” by Shira Schoenberg Attorney Elikann was interviewed for this article about Massachusetts Attorney General’s office trying to revive criminal charges that were dismissed against administrators of veterans home that allegedly knowingly mingled covid-afflicted residents with others resulting in 76 deaths.
 https://commonwealthmagazine.org/criminal-justice/healeys-office-asks-sjc-to-reinstate-charges-in-soldiers-home-deaths/

 

12/5//22. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on the arrest in Florida and extradition back to Massachusetts of Christopher Keeley accused of fatally bludgeoning and stabbing an older couple he knew in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
 https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/25-investigates-marshfield-double-murder-suspect-waives-extradition-after-being-captured-florida/ARHDVVS3IRC6PHSOSYIIKFRLQE/

 

11/16//22. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on a bizarre hazing incident among football team members at Haverhill High School where the action went beyond hazing and could be considered a sexual assault. Participants could be charged criminally not only for violating the Massachusetts anti-hazing law, but also with an actual sex offense causing them to not only face state prison time, but also to have to register as a sex offender. (The incident caused the entire rest of the football season to be canceled and all remaining games for this team to be forfeited.)
 https://www.boston25news.com/news/haverhill-high-cancels-rest-football-season-amid-investigation-into-alleged-hazing-video/8025b284-b491-4622-9aaa-d2f345e2f423/

 

10/14//22. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) Attorney Elikann was interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on legal standing of transient who is currently not charged yet but has been labeled “a person of interest” in homicide of retired couple hiking in New Hampshire. A very complicated background is unfolding as he is currently being held in Vermont as a fugitive from a probation violation of a theft of guns case in Utah; had fatally stabbed someone in the state of Washington, but had not been prosecuted; and, despite being a drifter living on the streets and in abandoned buildings and in the woods, had recently been to Portugal and had just gotten a one-way ticket to fly to Germany. 
https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/nh-double-murder-suspect-logan-clegg-involved-2018-fatal-stabbing-washington/IVQM6CB3HBERFJAPZF4ZPSJ4RU/

 

2/28/22 4. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter John Monahan on the legality of the proposal of Boston Mayor Wu to limit the hours of loud picketing outside her home in order to prevent extremely early morning or late at night disturbance of her neighbors

 

3/25/22 5. WERS-Radio 88.9 (Boston) interviewed by reporter Richelle Melad on hate crime law

 

4/14/22 6. Patriot Ledger newspaper, “Braintree murder case on hold for accused killer’s mental evaluation” by Wheeler Cowperthwaite, interviewed for this article to generally explain the law of determining whether a defendant is competent to go on trial in a criminal case.

 

5/24/22 7. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Robert Goulston on the ongoing federal trial of Louis Coleman charged with “kidnapping resulting in death.” In a horrific case, Coleman allegedly brought a young inebriated female outside a Boston club into his car and later was videoed carrying her lifeless body into his Providence, Rhode Island apartment and then later her corpse was found in the trunk of his car as he was driving in Delaware. The fascinating legal issue was that he was not charged with murder or manslaughter but just a kidnapping that resulted in death whether intentional or not. Coleman’s defense is that it was not a kidnapping but rather she consented to go with him, but the prosecution claims they can prove it was, indeed, a kidnapping.

 

5/28/22 8. WBUR-Radio (NPR) interviewed by reporter Aly Jarmanning on the Massachusetts court practice of offering people informal Clerk-Magistrate hearings to determine whether to charge them at all with minor misdemeanor criminal charges . . . and whether being represented by an attorney helps them from having charges issued against them.

 

8/12//22 9.Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on investigation of missing child 7-year old Harmony Montgomery as the news broke that New Hampshire law enforcement is now officially declaring that a homicide has taken place due to undisclosed evidence even though they have not found the body and they are not, at this time, naming a suspect

 

9/16//22 10. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on case where Kassandra Sweeney of Northfield, New Hampshire and her one-year-old and four-year-old sons were all shot to death by a juvenile. Sadly, they had been concerned about this juvenile who they knew and had previously told the police they were afraid of him. This news story focused primarily on special issues concerning prosecuting a juvenile.

 

9/21//22 11.Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Robert Goulston on the potential crimes if any committed by Florida Governor DeSantis and others when they misled migrants in Texas by luring them onto a plane with fabricated promised jobs, shelter and services and then dumping them unannounced and unexpected in Martha’s Vineyard.

 

10/6//22 12.Channel 7 News (WHDH-TV) (CBS) interviewed by reporter Caroline Goggin on President Biden’s pardon of all convicted of federal cases of simple possession of marijuana.

 

2/2/22 3. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes on the legal issues concerning Karen Read, the girlfriend of Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe after she struck him with her SUV, and left him lying in the snow where he died claiming she never knew she struck him


1/11/22 2. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on investigation of missing child 7-year old Harmony Montgomery where her allegedly abusive father is considered a suspect and the legal pressure being put on those around him to get them to come forward with evidence.


1/4/22 1. Worcester Telegram and Gazette newspaper, “Man facing murder trial in fatal bar stabbing of Amanda Dobrowski pursues insanity defense” by Brad Petrishen, interviewed for this article in order to generally explain the insanity defense and its effectiveness or lack thereof.


12/16/21 17. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward concerning the efforts of the widow of one of the murder victims of the notorious organized crime boss Whitey Bulger in trying to get her husband’s property back from the FBI. It was initially held as evidence, but now, 39 years later, she questions the need for them to still retain custody of it and whether they lost it.

 

12/2/21 16. Worcester Telegram and Gazette newspaper, “How much time will Enright get? Second degree murder increases importance of sentencing hearing by Brad Petrishen, interviewed for this article after female convicted for a shocking lurid murder to discuss the legal issues of the potential sentence she might expect, the possible rationale of the jurors, the issue of the number of females charged with murder as opposed to males, and the pluses and minuses of a defendant taking the witness stand in their own defense.

 

10/12/21 15. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward the day before the United States Supreme Court would hear arguments on whether convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty should stand. The legal issues to be considered by the court were summarized.


9/29/21 14. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Crystal Haynes on how court systems are in crisis mode with a backlog of cases due to the COVID pandemic closures and a much smaller pool of defense attorneys to represent clients who can’t afford counsel.


7/21/21 13. MetroWest Daily News newspaper (and all other publications of the GateHouse Media chain), “Natick Town Meeting member Sue Ianni faces felony charges in connection to Capitol riot” by Henry Schwan, interviewed for this article about the upgraded charges against a Natick Town Meeting member charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the US Capitol, and how she would be removed from that post if she were convicted of a felony and sentenced to a period of incarceration.

 

7/11/21 12. WBZ-TV (CBS) interviewed in order to attempt to give perspective to the recent order where Massachusetts state courts will be lifting most Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and trying to return to in-person court proceedings.

 

7/7/21 11. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on the second day of another chaotic scene in court where the Rise of the Moors antigovernment group facing firearms charges for a highway standoff with Massachusetts state police argued that they did not fall under the sovereignty of the court and that they have their own law and therefore refused to cooperate in any way with the proceedings.

 

7/7/21 10. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live by anchor Elizabeth Hopkins on a chaotic scene in court the day before where the Rise of the Moors antigovernment group facing firearms charges for a highway standoff with Massachusetts state police argued that they did not fall under the sovereignty of the court and that they have their own law and therefore refused to cooperate in any way with the proceedings.

 

6/15/21 9. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on the new development that, although a federal appeals court had last year vacated the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Biden administration is now urging the Supreme Court to reinstate it. This was a surprise to many as President Biden has long been against the death penalty. (Note: Although a video of this aired interview aired live, it is not available online as the Boston 25 website was down with technical problems so news story videos aired during a period of several days were not posted to be downloaded.)

 

6/2/21 8. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Scott McDonnell on the arraignment of the Celtics basketball fan on the charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after the ugly incident of throwing a water bottle at opposing team player Kyrie Irving (formerly with the Celtics and now with the Brooklyn Nets).

 

6/1/21 7. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live by anchor Gene Lavanchy on the arrest of a Celtics basketball fan getting charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after an ugly incident of throwing a water bottle at opposing team player Kyrie Irving (formerly with the Celtics and now with the Brooklyn Nets).

 

5/25/21 6. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes on the legal battle of Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White against his recent firing by Boston Mayor Kim Janey and what it means now that his attempt to get a preliminary injunction to at least temporarily block his firing was denied by a judge.

 

4/21/21 5. MAGIC 106.7 Radio (WMJX-FM) “Morning MAGIC with David, Sue and Kendra” interviewed about the previous days guilty verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who stood on the neck of African-American George Floyd for 9 ½ minutes while he lay on the ground handcuffed until he was dead of suffocation.

 

4/20/21 4. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Robert Goulston on the workings and considerations of the jury who was, at that time, deliberating on verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who stood on the neck of African-American George Floyd for 9 ½ minutes while he lay on the ground handcuffed until he was dead of suffocation. In a twist, the piece I for which I did the interview was about to air, wen the verdict unexpectedly came in long before it was anticipated. So, the piece was instantly considered outdated and did not air. But the station put up on its website a print story of my interview anyway.

 

3/30/21 3. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live by anchor Gene Lavanchy on the first day of trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of African-American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds while he was handcuffed, face down and not struggling despite 27 cries that he could not breathe.

 

1/20/21 2. MetroWest Daily News newspaper (and all other publications of the GateHouse Media chain), “Legal opinion: Sue Ianni must be removed from Town Meeting if convicted and incarcerated” by Henry Schwan, interviewed for this article about whether a Natick Town Meeting member charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the US Capitol, would be removed from that post if she were convicted of a felony and sentenced to a period of incarceration.

 

1/7/21 1. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on the lawsuit against the federal government filed by Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over his treatment at the Colorado supermax prison.

 

12/28/20 24. WBUR (NPR) radio interview by Deborah Becker about backlog in Massachusetts courts due to the coronavirus pandemic and how the court system is trying to balance public safety against the right to the speedy administration of justice

 

10/18/20 23. CNHI chain of 90 daily newspapers including Salem News and Lawrence Eagle-Tribune newspaper, “Gov. Baker leaves mark on state’s highest court,” by Christian Wade interviewed for this article about two openings on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and what Massachusetts Governor Baker might and should be looking for in filling those positions.

 

9/30/20 22. Boston Globe newspaper, “’In the dark.’ Suffolk DA Rollins wants more information on troubled Boston officers” by Evan Allen, Andrew Ryan and Milton J. Valencia interviewed for this article about how the Boston area district attorney has released a database, also known as a Brady list, of police officers with credibility problems due to previous accusations of lying, violence or criminal activity.

 

9/27/20  21.  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed for story on the scheduled resentencing of convicted terrorist David Wright who had one count of numerous terrorism criminal charges overturned on appeal. The issue was that, although he technically had to reappear for a do-over of his sentencing, would the new sentence be much different than the previous one.

9/25/20  20. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by anchors Mark Ockerbloom and Vanessa Welch about the first in the nation criminal charges being brought against those who managed the Holyoke Soldiers Home where 76 veterans died from the coronavirus after these managers allegedly “wantonly and recklessly” endangered them through alleged criminal mismanagement.

9/16/20  19. Commonwealth Magazine, “For SJC, Baker tends to favor smart, moderate judges” by Shira Schoenberg interviewed for this article about two openings on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and what Massachusetts Governor Baker might and should be looking for in filling those positions.

8/14/20  18. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Christine McCarthy about whether people can be criminally charged or held civilly liable when students recklessly gather closely together for parties and social gatherings during the current coronavirus pandemic. This has caused a number of schools to delay in-person teaching and extend remote virtual classes in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

9/2//20  17. NBC 10 Boston television interviewed by Ryan Kath for investigative story on recent federal indictment of 9 Boston Police officers charged in federal court with overtime fraud scheme at police evidence storage warehouse and whether this could compromise the integrity of evidence stored there so that it could no longer be used in court at trial of defendants

8/20/20  16.  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Wale Aliyu concerning the decision by the Justice Department to seek a second trial to reinstate the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man who was convicted of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. This is in the wake of a ruling last month by a federal appeals court overturning not the conviction but the death penalty sentence because of flaws in the earlier trial. The prosecutors at the Justice Department decided to again seek the death penalty rather than have Tsarnaev serve a sentence of life without possibility of parole.

8/19/20 15. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Evan White about the ruling by the Florida Appeals Court affirming the decision suppressing the evidence against New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida. This was a win for Kraft as it indicates that the charges against him will likely be dismissed.

 

8/17/20 14.  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Litsa Pappas on the just-released joint sentencing recommendation for actress Lori Loughlin and her husband who pleaded guilty in the so-called Varsity Blues scandal where more than 50 affluent people were arrested nationwide in what authorities have called the largest college admissions scam ever for allegedly paying bribes to get their children admitted into some of the nation’s top colleges.

 

8/15/20 13. Boston Globe newspaper, “Environmental police officer probed for use of body camera” by Matt Rocheleau interviewed for this article about an environmental police officer who allegedly wore a body camera without authorization in possible violation of state wiretapping laws and the video somehow wound up on Facebook.

 

8/3/20  12. WBZ Radio, “Nightside with Dan Rea,” hour-long interview with substitute host Jordan Rich with listener call-ins concerning the overturning of the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by a federal appeals court which sent it back down to the lower court for a second trial to determine the penalty. 

 

7/16/20 11. Boston Globe newspaper, “A noise complaint, a questionable arrest, and an alleged beating at the Lynn police station” by Thomas Grillo interviewed for this article about police arrest of African-American citizen for drinking on the porch of his private property, a subsequent beating and allegations of police bias and brutality.

 

7/6//20 10. NBC 10 Boston television interviewed by Ryan Kath for investigative story on how Massachusetts drivers are having their driving licenses wrongly suspended for out of state driving violations that have already been resolved and how difficult it is to get this mistake cleared up.

 

6/30/20 9.  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed on-air live over Skype by anchor Sara Underwood about the appeal by Florida prosecutors of the decision suppressing the evidence against New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida.

 

 5/22/20 8.  Associated Press (AP) Television News interviewed by Rodrique Ngowi following the change of plea of actress Lori Loughlin in the so-called Varsity Blues scandal where more than 50 affluent people were arrested nationwide in what authorities have called the largest college admissions scam ever for allegedly paying bribes to get their children admitted into some of the nation’s top colleges

 

5/21/20 7. Law 360 (legal news and analysis website), “Loughlin’s ‘Sweetheart Deal’ may spark ‘Varsity Blues’ Pleas,” interviewed by Chris Villani on agreement for 2-month prison sentence recommended for actress Lori Loughlin accused along with more than 50 other parents in the varsity blues scandal of bribing college officials to get their children into college.

 

5/21/20 6. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Elizabeth Hopkins live on the surprise change of plea of actress Lori Loughlin in the so-called Varsity Blues scandal where more than 50 affluent people were arrested nationwide in what authorities have called the largest college admissions scam ever for allegedly paying bribes to get their children admitted into some of the nation’s top colleges

 
2/25/20 5. MassLive newspaper chain, “‘Insufficient evidence’: How a disturbing case of child rape charges against Joshua Rezsnyak and Mary McForbes was dropped” by Scott Croteau interviewed for this article about terrible allegations of infant sexual abuse that had to be dismissed by the prosecution because the one eyewitness died and no other evidence existed. The accused were not vindicated, but the prosecution lacked proof to go on.

 

2/20/20 4.  Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Elysia Rodriguez on whether one can legally bequeath money to their pet after they are gone through a will or trust and how it is best done.

 

2/17/20 3. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Vanessa Welch on how the growing use of emojis can potentially get the user into legal trouble as they are frequently open to interpretation for a variety of problems such as being perceived rightly or wrongly to be conveying messages of sexual harassment or actual threats and can get the user sued or even criminally prosecuted.

 
1/29/19 2. Vice News online news service “Do Ring Cameras Violate Wiretapping Laws? New Hampshire Is About to Find Out” interviewed by reporter Todd Feathers for this article about the rise in use of Ring doorbell security cameras that help identify and prosecute thieves going up to the front doors of homes and potentially stealing mail or packages or breaking-in and whether they can be used in court or are an infringement of civil liberties.

 
1/13/20 1. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Vanessa Welch on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to deny hearing the appeal of the involuntary manslaughter conviction of teenager Michelle Carter for verbally encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide

 
12/12/19 69. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live on air by anchor Sara Underwood on the appeal to be heard later in the day of the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, currently incarcerated at the supermax penitentiary near Florence, Colorado after being sentenced to the death penalty.

 
11/22/19 68. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by anchor Elizabeth Hopkins about a Boston College student who was arraigned today in Suffolk County Superior Court on the charge of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly repeatedly talking her boyfriend into killing himself for months in an extremely abusive relationship featuring 75,00 text messages which he did hours before his graduation. This is a 6 ½ minute piece and the Elikann interview comes on at approximately the 3 ½ minute mark.

 

11/5/19 67. WBUR-Radio (NPR) interviewed by producer Jon Cain on legislation to require first time drunk driving offenders to have the interlock device installed in their vehicles that will supposedly prevent them from driving if they have been drinking alcohol. 

 

10/23/19 66. Lynn Item newspaper, “Lynnfield dad faces new charges in varsity blues college scandal,” by Thomas Grillo  interviewed for this article about a defendant in the college admissions scandal case where he and some of the other parents who have not pleaded guilty have been hit with additional new charges. The article highlights the benefits of pleading early and the consequences of facing more severe punishments if the accused person wishes to exercise their right to trial.

 

 10/22/19 65. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Elysia Rodriguez  on incident where Dale Holloway, a defendant with a long criminal record of violent crime who had just shot a person in a New Hampshire church, also physically assaulted his criminal defense attorney during a jailhouse interview so severely that he was transported to the intensive care unit.

 

10/11/19 64. CNHI chain of 90 daily newspapers including Salem News and Lawrence Eagle-Tribune newspaper, “Outstanding warrants piling up,” by Christian Wade, interviewed for this article about how hundreds of thousands of people just do not show up in Massachusetts criminal courts every year. Although they all have warrants out for their arrest, many are for petty minor offenses and the police just don’t have the manpower to go after them.

 

9/19/19 63. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Natalie Rubino on parole hearing of Michelle Carter who had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for verbally encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide

 

9/16/19 62. Law 360 (legal news and analysis website), “Prison Suddenly Seems Inevitable For ‘Varsity Blues’ Parents,” interviewed by Chris Villani on 14-day prison sentence received by actress Felicity Huffman who was probably the most minimally blameworthy of all the accused parents in the varsity blues scandal of bribing college officials to get their children into college, and how that does not bode well for the other defendants who have not yet been sentenced.

 

9/11/19 61. Boston Globe newspaper, “State police found years-old records in fraud scandal after telling prosecutors they didn’t exist” by Matt Rocheleau interviewed for this article about new evidence found that might help support ongoing prosecutions against Massachusetts state troopers in payroll theft scandal.

 

8/28/19 60. Boston Globe newspaper, “Amazon rings in police help for sales of doorbell security cameras” by Hiawatha Bray interviewed for this article about the rise in use of doorbell security cameras that help identify and prosecute thieves going up to the front doors of homes and potentially stealing mail or packages or breaking-in among other crimes.

 

8/27/19 59. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes about the situation where the actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, accused along with other parents in the varsity blues scandal of bribing college officials to get their children into college, are using the same attorney and whether or not that is legally a potential conflict of interest.

 

8/13/19 58. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Malini Basu about an incident where the police entered a Framingham, Massachusetts home without a search warrant and made arrests for distribution of marijuana. The discussion centered around the legality of warrantless searches.

 

8/8/19 57. Boston Herald newspaper, “Appeal in city hall case seen as an ‘uphill battle,’ ” by Rick Sobey interviewed for this article about two Boston city hall aides convicted in federal court of pressuring concert promoters to hire union labor for an event.

 

7/31/19 56. WBUR-Radio (NPR) interviewed by reporter Fausto Menard on judge’s ruling that breathalyzer tests for suspected drunk drivers can again be used in Massachusetts courts after a 2-year suspension. Their use had been banned because they were deemed presumptively not “scientifically reliable” because the State Police’s Office of Alcohol Testing was deemed to be in a state of disarray. But the state police came up with new regulations and guidelines and managed to get their lab accredited for more effectively calibrating these breath test machines so their use now been deemed to be reliable.

 

7/29/19 55. Boston Herald newspaper, “Lawyers: Secrets, abuse can thrive under cover of NDAs,” by Mary Markos interviewed for this article about legislation to ban non-disclosure agreements (nda) where abuse victims can settle their case, but have to keep it secret.

 

7/24/19 54. Boston Herald newspaper, “AG: Westfield Transport under investigation,” by Mary Markos interviewed for this article about Massachusetts Attorney General launching criminal investigation of company with alleged poor history that employed driver who killed 7 motorcyclists when he crossed over double yellow line on highway.

 

7/23/19 53. CNHI chain of 90 daily newspapers including Salem News and Lawrence Eagle-Tribune newspaper, “Finegold bill seeks prison for those who encourage suicide,” by Christian Wade interviewed for this article about proposed legislation that would make it a crime in the slightest way to encourage the suicide of another even if you do not actually assist or help

 

7/23/19 52. Boston Herald newspaper, “Mayor Walsh should tread carefully if called to stand, attorneys advise,” by Andrew Martinez interviewed for this article about mayor of Boston possibly being called as a witness in the extortion trial of two of his city hall employees who were accused of pressuring a concert promoter to hire union rather than nonunion workers.

 

7/17/19 51. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Julie Leonardi after news broke that prosecutors had dropped charges against actor Kevin Spacey for indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan in a Nantucket bar.

 

7/17/19 50. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by phone live on-air by anchors Kerry Kavanaugh and Blair Miller immediately after news broke that prosecutors had dropped charges against actor Kevin Spacey for indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan in a Nantucket bar.

 

 7/9/19 49. Boston Globe newspaper, “Here’s what legal experts are saying about the Kevin Spacey sexual assault case” by Travis Andersen, Matt Rocheleau and John R. Ellement interviewed for this article about specific legal issues and developments that have apparently weakened the criminal case against the actor Kevin Spacey for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager in a Nantucket bar.

 

7/9/19 48. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live on-air by anchor Gene Lavanchy at 7 a.m. for an early morning follow-up look-back at the previous days explosive courtroom hearing on the case accusing Kevin Spacey of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan in a Nantucket bar. At that hearing, the alleged victim refused to testify pleading the Fifth Amendment on the grounds that his testimony might tend to incriminate him. Also, the prosecution stated that crucial evidence that Spacey’s legal team requested that might provide proof of his innocence was lost. Both developments underscored that this criminal charges is not as strong as initially alleged and the criminal case against Spacey may possibly have to be dismissed.

 

7/9/19 47. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Malini Basu at abut what lies ahead for the Kevin Spacey case after the explosive courtroom hearing on the case earlier in the day. Kevin Spacey was accused of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan in a Nantucket bar. At that hearing, the alleged victim refused to testify pleading the Fifth Amendment on the grounds that his testimony might tend to incriminate him. Also, the prosecution stated that crucial evidence that Spacey’s legal team requested that might provide proof of his innocence was lost. Both developments underscored that this criminal charges is not as strong as initially alleged and the criminal case against Spacey may possibly have to be dismissed. 

 

7/8/19 46. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live on-air for the third interview of the evening after an explosive courtroom hearing on the case accusing Kevin Spacey of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan in a Nantucket bar. Here, at this hearing, the alleged victim refuses to testify pleading the Fifth Amendment on the grounds that his testimony might tend to incriminate him. Also, the prosecution states that crucial evidence that Spacey’s legal team requested that might provide proof of his innocence was lost. Both developments underscore that this criminal charges is not as strong as initially alleged and the criminal case against Spacey may possibly have to be dismissed. 

 

7/7/19 45. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Litsa Pappas about the dropping of a civil lawsuit a little more than a week after it was filed by the alleged victim in the ongoing criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey on the charge of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan. Also discussed the ongoing issue of cell phone evidence claimed to be lost by the accusing alleged victim that Spacey’s legal defense team asserts they believe might have been very helpful to his defense.

 

7/4/19 44. Worcester Telegram and Gazette newspaper, “In Worcester court, Bellingham teacher pleads not guilty to secretly photographing minors,” by Gary V. Murray quoted in this article concerning successful bail argument on behalf of teacher charged with allegedly secretly photographing students.

 

6/27/19 43. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Robert Goulston about the questionable timing of a civil lawsuit by the alleged victim in the ongoing criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey on the charge of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan.  This goes against the conventional wisdom that civil lawsuits are generally filed by crime victims after the criminal case is over so that they not look like they are only alleging criminal charges as a way to make money.

 

6/19/19 42. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Blair Miller for story previewing the expected decision by a judge the next day in the murder trial of Erika Murray, whose lawyer claimed she was mentally ill after being discovered living in squalid conditions with 3 dead babies in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

 

6/7/19 41. Lynn Item newspaper, “Lynnfield man risks jail to fight college scandal charges,” by Thomas Grillo interviewed for this article about a defendant in the college admissions scandal case and the benefits and liabilities of pleading guilty early in a federal case as opposed to taking the case to trial. 

 

6/3/19 40. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Ted Daniel about a hearing in Nantucket District Court on the ongoing case of actor Kevin Spacey on the charge of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan. Here the defense counsel sharply accused the prosecutors of misrepresentations and withholding exculpatory evidence.

 

6/3/19 39. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed on-air live by phone off-and-on for an hour by anchor Ted Daniel on a hearing in Nantucket District Court on the ongoing case of actor Kevin Spacey on the charge of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan. Here the defense counsel sharply accused the prosecutors of misrepresentations and withholding exculpatory evidence.

 

5/31/19 38. WBUR-Radio (NPR) interviewed by host Deborah Becker about the ongoing state police embezzlement scandal concerning fraudulently claiming overtime pay and whether, with new revelations, the officers could now be criminally charged under conspiracy or RICO statutes rather than just as individuals.

 

5/13/19 37. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Elysia Rodriguez about the breaking news of a Florida judges ruling that suppresses and therefore throws out the evidence in the criminal case against New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida.

 

5/12/19 36. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes as a preview for the next day’s scheduled guilty plea in federal court in Boston of Hollywood actress Felicity Huffman as one of the co-defendants in the college admissions scandal where she paid to have her daughter’s college board scores altered.

 

5/7/19 35. WBUR-Radio (NPR) interviewed by reporter Hannah Chanatry on Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling today on encouraging judges during jury selection to ask if anyone is prejudiced against non-English speaking defendants. 

 

5/5/19 34. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Jim Morelli about the case of George Perrot, a man who was released from prison a year earlier after 30 years when it was determined that he was unfairly convicted of rape, only to face new rape charges.

 

5/2/19 33. Boston Globe newspaper, “Judge asks prosecutors why they haven’t pursued conspiracy charges in State Police OT scandal” by Matt Rocheleau interviewed for this article about the revelation that the state police fraud and embezzlement cases and why they are being prosecuted individually rather than as a conspiracy

 

4/13/19 32. Boston Herald newspaper, “Robert Kraft’s lawyers say spa video is ‘pornography’ and shouldn’t be released,” by Alexi Cohan interviewed for this article about whether a video of New England Patriots football team owner Robert Kraft in alleged sexual acts at a Florida massage parlor as part of the case against him for allegedly hiring the services of a prostitute should be released to the public 

 

4/12/19 31. Cape Cod Times newspaper, “Flurry of legislation after Sean Gannon shooting slow to bring change” by Wheeler Cowperthwaite interviewed for this article about pending legislation to improve the process of determining bail for people arrested after this police officer was shot to death a year earlier by someone who it is reasoned had gotten out on bail a month prior to shooting the officer and should not have.

 

4/3/19 30. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed on-air live at the studio by anchor Gene Lavanchy as a preview for the court appearance later in the day of the remaining defendants among the dozens of wealthy people arrested nationwide in what authorities were calling the largest college admissions scam ever, including 33 parents and a California businessman who allegedly collected $25 million in bribes to get students into some of the nation’s top colleges.

 

3/28/19 29. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed about the first time that the Middlesex District Attorney’s office has ever criminally charged a corporation and not just a person, a Billerica auto auction company and its operator have both been charged with manslaughter in connection to a crash inside the building that killed five people in 2017.

 

3/28/19 28. MassLive newspaper chain, “‘Chilling effect;’ ICE made more than 100 arrests at Massachusetts courthouses in the past year” by Steph Solis interviewed for this article about the impact on court proceedings when ICE law enforcement officials enter Massachusetts courthouse and seize illegal immigrants while attempting court business such as victims seeking help or crime witnesses there to testify for the prosecution.

 

3/27/19 27. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Chris Flanagan about the waiver of arraignment and not guilty plea made by New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida and my thoughts on the possible strategy of Kraft’s defense team.

 

3/24/19 26. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Julie Leonardi Moser as a preview for the next day court appearance of many of the defendants among the dozens of wealthy people arrested nationwide in what authorities were calling the largest college admissions scam ever, including 33 parents and a California businessman who allegedly collected $25 million in bribes to get students into some of the nation’s top colleges.

 

3/23/19 25. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Litsa Pappas about the public apology made by New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida and how that will affect his case and also any future NFL disciplinary proceedings against him.

 

3/20/19 24. Worcester Telegram and Gazette newspaper, “Worcester legislators not ready to comment on bill to increase power to lock up suspects,” by Brad Petrishen interviewed for this article about Governor Baker’s proposed legislation to make it easier to hold people charged with crimes in custody before being convicted based on a showing of dangerousness.        

 

3/19/19 23. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed about the breaking news of a possible plea bargain deal being made to dismiss the criminal misdemeanor charges against New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida.

 

3/19/19 22. WBZ-Radio interviewed by reporter Al Griffith on a possible plea bargain deal being made to dismiss the criminal misdemeanor charges against New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida.

 

3/19/19 21. MassLive newspaper chain, “Ticket quotas are illegal, legal expert says after prosecutors in Mass State Police OT probe says trooper had to issue specific number of citations” by Scott Croteau interviewed for this article about the revelation that the state police had a quota for handing out traffic tickets which is illegal

 

3/19/19 20. Boston Globe newspaper, “State Police had a quota system for issuing tickets, prosecutors allege” by Matt Rocheleau interviewed for this article about the revelation that the state police had a quota for handing out traffic tickets which is illegal

 

3/13/19 19. New England Cable News Network (NECN) interviewed by investigative producer Doug Moser on this news story about dozens of wealthy people arrested nationwide in what authorities were calling the largest college admissions scam ever, including 33 parents and a California businessman who allegedly collected $25 million in bribes to get students into some of the nation’s top colleges

 

3/13/19 18. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by anchor/reporter Chris Flanagan about a precedent-setting court ruling that left the murder conviction in place of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez. Until this ruling there had been an archaic common law rule called abatement ab initio which meant that, if someone died after they were convicted of a crime, but before their appeal was heard, the conviction would wiped out since the case was never final.

 

3/12/19 17. Variety Magazine, “Felicity Huffman’s bond set at $250,000 for alleged college admissions bribe” by Gene Maddaus and Brent Lang interviewed for this article about dozens of wealthy people arrested nationwide in what authorities were calling the largest college admissions scam ever, including 33 parents and a California businessman who allegedly collected $25 million in bribes to get students into some of the nation’s top colleges

 

3/10/19 16. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Natalie Rubino as a preview for the next day’s federal court arraignment of Louis Coleman who, in a horrific case, is alleged to have picked up Jassy Correia outside a Boston nightclub, murdered her, transported her body to his apartment in Rhode Island, then was stopped with her body in his car trunk in Delaware.

 

2/22/19 15. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed on-air live by phone by anchor Bob Ward about the breaking news of criminal misdemeanor charges against New England Patriots football team owner Bob Kraft for soliciting the services of a prostitute in Florida.

 

2/21/19 14. Lynn Item newspaper, “What is the cost of free speech? The legal argument in black and white,” by Thomas Grillo interviewed about the constitutional issues involved in the appeal to the United States Supreme Court of the ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upholding the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter for verbally encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide

 

2/20/19 13. CNHI chain of 90 daily newspapers including Salem News and Lawrence Eagle-Tribune newspaper, “Bill seeks to open secret court hearings,” by Christian Wade interviewed for this article about proposed legislation to open up private hearings on misdemeanors that are used in Massachusetts to determine whether to issue charges on certain minor misdemeanors

 

2/10/19 12. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Natalie Rubino as a preview for the hearing the next day on whether Michelle Carter will have to begin serving her sentence of incarceration while awaiting further appeal to the United States Supreme Court of the ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upholding the involuntary manslaughter conviction of her for verbally encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide

 

2/6/19 11. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Kathryn Burcham on the ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upholding the involuntary manslaughter conviction of teenager Michelle Carter for verbally encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide

 

2/5/19 10. Boston Herald newspaper, “Charlie Baker proposes change in cocaine testing,” by Mary Markos interviewed for this article about new method suggested by the Governor to streamline the drug testing process.

 

1/28/19 9. WBUR-Radio (NPR) interviewed in studio on a 3-person panel for a half hour by host Deborah Becker on Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s proposed legislation to assist law enforcement in prosecuting those charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by marijuana.

 

1/14/19 8. MetroWest Daily News newspaper (and all other publications of the GateHouse Media chain), “Justice is unserved” by Daphne Chen, Doug Caruso, Eli Sherman, John Futty, and Mike Wagner interviewed for this investigative article about the almost 400,000 outstanding criminal warrants in Massachusetts that have not yet been served

 

1/14/19 7. WBZ-Radio interviewed by reporter Jamie Blanco on Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling today on guidelines for police to have probable cause that a driver is operating under the influence of marijuana 

 

1/10/19 6. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Bob Ward on a judge’s ruling to ban all breathalyzer tests in Massachusetts courts until reforms are made to the dysfunctional state agency of Office of Alcohol Testing to make them more accurate

 

1/7/19 5. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live at the anchor desk for an hour by anchors Gene Lavanchy and Kerry Kavanaugh doing live coverage of the arraignment of actor Kevin Spacey in Nantucket District Court on charges of sexual assault

 

1/4/19 4. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Blair Miller on the case of actor Kevin Spacey scheduled for arraignment next week in Nantucket District Court on the charge of indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan.

 

1/4/19 3. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “New rule opens door to conditional guilty plea” by Kris Olson interviewed for this article about a new rule in Massachusetts permitting defendants to appeal certain previous rulings by a judge in their case even though they have already pleaded guilty to the charge

 

1/3/19 2. WCVB-TV 5 News interviewed by reporter Shaun Chaiyabhat about the state Cannabis Control Commission’s just released report of recommendations for the legislature on how to better deal with driving while impaired by marijuana cases that are expected to increase with the recent legalization of marijuana.

 

1/3/19 1. WHDH-TV 7 News interviewed by reporter Steve Tellier about the state Cannabis Control Commission’s just released report of recommendations for the legislature on how to better deal with driving while impaired by marijuana cases that are expected to increase with the recent legalization of marijuana.

 

12/31/18 32. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Evan White on the case of actor Kevin Spacey charged in Nantucket District Court with indecent assault and battery after allegedly sexually groping an 18-year old fan. 

 

12/28/18 31. Boston Globe newspaper, “Commission reverses course on recommended penalties for impaired drivers” by Naomi Martin interviewed for this article about how police officers cannot penalize drivers suspected of driving while impaired because it could violate the drivers’ constitutional right not to incriminate themselves.

 

12/17/18 30. WGBH- Radio interviewed by Mike Deehan on how much more difficult it is for law enforcement to determine whether someone is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana than it is for detecting whether someone is driving under the influence of alcohol. 

 

12/15/18 29. Springfield Republican newspaper, “With marijuana legal in Massachusetts, state needs dramatic increase in drug recognition officers” by Gintautas Dumcius interviewed for this article about how much more difficult it is for law enforcement to determine whether someone is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana than it is for detecting whether someone is driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

12/15/18 28. Boston Herald newspaper, “Massachusetts pot board says still no concrete way to detect high drivers” by Jordan Graham interviewed for this article about how much more difficult it is for law enforcement to determine whether someone is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana than it is for detecting whether someone is driving under the influence of alcohol. 

 

12/15/18 27. Boston Globe newspaper, “Detecting pot use in drivers will be tricky” by Naomi Martin interviewed for this article about how much more difficult it is for law enforcement to determine whether someone is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana than it is for detecting whether someone is driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

12/14/18 26. WCVB-TV 5 News interviewed by reporter Shaun Chaiyabhat about how much more difficult it is for law enforcement to determine whether someone is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana than it is for detecting whether someone is driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

12/14/18 25. WHDH-TV 7 News interviewed by reporter Sharman Sacchetti about how much more difficult it is for law enforcement to determine whether someone is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana than it is for detecting whether someone is driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

11/21/18 24. Cape Cod Times newspaper, “Orleans investment advisor pleads guilty in $3M fraud” by Ethan Genter and Wheeler Cowperthwaite interviewed for this article about investment advisor who embezzled money and how it works when one is both criminally charged and sued at the same time.

 

11/20/18 23. WHDH-TV 7 News interviewed by reporter Steve Tellier about the danger and legal concerns of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana in light of the fact that this is the first day that marijuana had gone on sale in Massachusetts since a new law was passed by referendum.

 

10/25/18 22. Boston Globe newspaper, “Baker says it’s for others to decide whether fired Environmental Police chief loses pension” by Matt Rocheleau interviewed for this article about Colonel James McGinn, head of the Massachusetts Environmental Police who spent money to attempt to better his agency on surveillance and surveillance cameras, but didn’t follow established procedures as he did not get clearance and permission through the proper channels. A complicated matter as he was in the wrong, but it really wasn’t that egregious as his intent may have been good and he did not personally benefit in any way.

 

10/22/18 21. Oxygen Television Network, “‘Serial’ shows what happens when you try to put a cop in jail. Spoiler: It’s not good,” by Gina Tron. Interviewed for this summary of an episode of the Peabody Award-winning podcast documentary program series, Serial. This episode featured the story of the East Cleveland Police Department which reportedly commits bizarre police brutality on innocent people, kidnaps and tortures them and then says that no one should bother to sue them because the municipality is bankrupt and couldn’t pay anyway.

 

10/3/18 20. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Ted Daniel on the appeal of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide scheduled to be heard the next day before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

 

9/27/18 19. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Crystal Haynes for a news story about the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearing on controversial Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of earlier sexual assaults. I provided a criminal defense attorney’s perspective on what it is like for someone to bring charges and another to defend against them when it is a “he say/she say” case where there may be no evidence other than one person’s word against another.

 

8/10/18 18. Boston Herald newspaper, “Saliva tests for drivers is going to be challenged” by Mary Markos interviewed for this article about new procedure where police are swabbing the inside of the mouths of drivers suspected of operating their motor vehicles while under the influence of drugs.

 

8/6/18 17. The Brockton Enterprise newspaper and Wicked Local newspaper chain (syndicated in 160 publications), “Massachusetts district court findings have dropped over 20 years – why?” by Eli Sherman interviewed for this article on why the number of both criminal and civil cases in Massachusetts courts has dropped dramatically over the past two decades.

 

7/18/18 16. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Jacob Long for a story about man charged with stalking because he secretly put GPS on woman’s car to track her and how, surprisingly, that may not be against the law since the law has not kept up with the latest technology. 

 

6/25/18  15. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Chris Flanagan for a story about whether Governor Baker is appropriately responding to reports of a federal investigation into his son’s alleged behavior on an airplane flight.

 

5/18/18 14. Springfield Republican newspaper, “Unintended consequences of Massachusetts criminal justice reform hurts veterans charged with drunken driving,” by Shira Schoenberg interviewed for this article about how a program to get veterans treatment while diverting them from being criminally prosecuted got accidentally canceled.

 

5/6/18 13. Worcester Telegram and Gazette newspaper, “Closer look at 91 cases cited by DA in Bibaud defense raises questions,” by Brad Petrishen interviewed for this article about the law and practice concerning redacting or impounding police reports in light of allegations that a state police report on the drunk driving arrest of a judge’s daughter had certain parts redacted.

 

5/4/18 12. WBZ-Radio interviewed on overturning of Connecticut murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel due to ineffective assistance of counsel

 

5/3/18 11. Worcester Telegram and Gazette newspaper, “Jury selection begins in Hope Cemetery murder trial,” by Gary V. Murray article about murder trial where I was co-counsel for the defendant Jose Lora who claimed he shot the victim in self-defense of himself and others.

 

4/30/18 10. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Drew Karedes for a story about whether allowing witnesses to testify in court accompanied to a service dog will prejudice juries into sympathizing with the witness.

 

4/26/18 9. Boston Herald newspaper, “Attorneys object to service dogs aiding witnesses” by Bob McGovern interviewed for this article about whether allowing witnesses to testify in court accompanied to a service dog will prejudice juries into sympathizing with the witness.

 

4/13/18 8. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Eric Rasmussen for a story about why a man who killed a police officer in Yarmouth, Massachusetts was not already locked up since he already had an exceptionally long record for violent crimes.

 

3/27/18 7. New England Cable News network (NECN) interviewed by Frank Holland on 8-10 year sentence received on highly publicized and notorious “Puppy Doe” case where a man brutally tortured and abused a dog.

 

3/15/18 6. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Matt Gregoire on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court accepting the appeal of Michelle Carter charged with encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

3/6/18 5. Boston Herald newspaper, “Attorneys warn that trooper scandal could lead to convictions being tossed” by Chris Cassidy interviewed for this article about a state trooper who was discovered having a serious criminal record before being hired.

 

2/28/18 4. KIRO-TV (CBS affiliate in Seattle, Washington) interviewed for a lengthy investigative piece on DNA and phenotyping where it is asserted that DNA can actually reveal what someone looks like.

 

2/2/18 3. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Bob Ward for a lengthy investigative piece on DNA and phenotyping where it is asserted that DNA can actually reveal what someone looks like.

 

2/26/18 2. New England Cable News network (NECN) interviewed by Ally Donnelly on stabbing death of a woman at Winchester Library by mentally ill man Jeffrey Yao and whether police, who had numerous previous encounters with Yao, should have, in hindsight, done something more preventively.

 

2/7/18 1. Boston Herald newspaper, “McGovern: Religion won’t deter conviction, insanity might” by Bob McGovern interviewed for this article about a woman who killed two children in a voodoo ritual.==

 

11/17/17 56. Boston Herald newspaper, “McGovern: Troopergate claims may be criminal,” by Bob McGovern interviewed for this article about police removing embarrassing details from an arrest report of judge’s daughter

 

10/9/17  55. Cape Cod Times newspaper, “Expert testimony comes at a price,” by Haven Orecchio-Egresitz  interviewed for this article all about the hiring and use of expert witnesses at a trial.

 

8/29/17 54. Boston 25 News interviewed by reporter Robert Goulston on new ruling by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on the case of Jonathan Villagran whose conviction for illegally carrying a gun and other charges was overturned because there was no reasonable suspicion that he was committing a crime to justify a search of his backpack near a school.

 

8/21/17 53. Law 360 (legal news and analysis website), “‘Top Chef’ Acquittals, Not Satisfying But Right, Juror Says,” interviewed by Brian Amaral on impact of not guilty verdict in the extortion trial of 4 members of the Teamsters union who allegedly intimidated the cast and crew of the television series “Top Chef” including its host, Padma Lakshmi and how it may impact future decisions to prosecute such matters.

 

8/17/17 52. Attleboro Sun Chronicle newspaper, “Court allows injunction labeling house raided by Foxboro police a ‘drug-free zone,'” by David Linton interviewed for this article about local police chief doing unique manoeuver of obtaining civil restraining order prohibiting drug-dealing at a house as a public nuisance.

 

8/15/17 51. WBZ radio interview by Mary Blake about the acquittal on extortion charges of 4 members of the Teamsters union who allegedly intimidated the cast and crew of the television series “Top Chef” including its host, Padma Lakshmi.

 

8/15/17 50. Boston Herald newspaper, “McGovern: Holdout could help defense,” interviewed by Bob McGovern for this article about jury sending the judge a question in the extortion trial of 4 members of the Teamsters union who allegedly intimidated the cast and crew of the television series “Top Chef” including its host, Padma Lakshmi. The jury foreman in a note told the judge that one lone juror was assuming guilt over innocence and asked the judge what to do in this situation.

 

8/14/17 49. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Kathryn Burcham for story on the verdict watch of the extortion trial of 4 members of the Teamsters union who allegedly intimidated the cast and crew of the television series “Top Chef” including its host, Padma Lakshmi.

 

8/5/17 48. Springfield Republican newspaper, “Michelle Carter’s probation prevents pricy book deal, paid interviews,” by Michelle Wlliams interviewed for this article on judge’s order forbidding Michelle Carter to profit after her conviction for manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

8/4/17 47. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) did lengthy live-on-tape interview with Anchor Mark Ockerbloom for a half hour special wrapping up case of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

8/4/17 46. Boston Globe newspaper, “Appeal in Michelle Carter case may take years to resolve, experts say,” by Matt Rocheleau interviewed for this article on previous days sentencing of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

8/3/17 45. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) did live interview on nightly news with Anchor Blair Miller about sentencing earlier in the day of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

8/3/17 44. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) did live commentary from the anchor desk with Anchor Blair Miller for one hour, 45 minutes during live sentencing and its aftermath of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

8/3/17 43. Vice News online news service interviewed by reporter Carter Sherman about upcoming sentencing later in the day of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

8/2/17 42. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by reporter Drew Karedes for story that was a preview of the next day’s sentencing of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

7/27/17 41. Boston Herald newspaper, “Experts: Body parts find could hurt case,” by Marie Szaniszlo interviewed for this article about woman stabbing her boyfriend to death, severing parts of two of his limbs and then getting arrested when police find the body in the apartment. But after police leave, relatives reenter his apartment and discover police failed to find the missing body parts which were still right there in apartment in backpack.

 

7/24/17 40. Boston 25 News interviewed by reporter Bob Ward on new ruling by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that Massachusetts police cannot hold in custody people who the INS and ICE want detained for a non-criminal civil complaint, only for a detainer on a criminal case.

 

6/27/17 39. Boston 25 News interviewed in the studio by anchor Gene Lavanchy on verdict in murder trial of Michael McCarthy convicted of murdering girlfriend’s 2-year old daughter and dumping body in Boston Harbor in notorious case.

 

6/25/17 38. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Lisa Pappas prior to sentencing of Barry Cadden, president of pharmaceutical compounding company that negligently sold tainted drugs leading to deaths of 64 people and injuries to almost 800 others.

 

6/19/17 37. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Crystal Haynes on last day of testimony in the trial of Michael McCarthy charged with murdering girlfriend’s 2-year old daughter and dumping body in Boston Harbor in notorious case.

 

6/16/17 36. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed in the evening about the earlier verdict in manslaughter trial of Michelle Carter convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

6/16/17 35. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) did live commentary from the anchor desk with Anchor Blair Miller for one hour, 45 minutes during live verdict and its aftermath of manslaughter trial of Michelle Carter charged with encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

6/16/17 34. Boston Herald newspaper, “McGovern: Strong offense not best defense,” interviewed by Bob McGovern for this article about today’s expected judge’s verdict in manslaughter trial of Michelle Carter charged with encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

6/15/17 33. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Ted Daniels after judge stated he would announce his verdict tomorrow in manslaughter trial of Michelle Carter charged with encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

6/14/17 32. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Jessica Reyes on awaiting judge’s verdict on manslaughter trial of Michelle Carter charged with encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

6/12/17 31. LNN (LawNewz Network), a live trial online video network. Did live commentary on three trials – Bill Cosby rape trial; Michelle Carter charged with manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide; and murder trial of Michael McCarthy charged with murdering girlfriend’s 2-year old daughter and dumping body in Boston Harbor with host Heather Hansen.

 

6/7/17 30. LNN (LawNewz Network), a live trial online video network. Did live commentary on Michelle Carter charged with manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide and also murder trial of Michael McCarthy charged with murdering girlfriend’s 2-year old daughter and dumping body in Boston Harbor in notorious case, with host Beth Karas.

 

6/5/17 29. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed live over the phone by anchors Gene Lavanchy and Sara Underwood on breaking news that defendant Michelle Carter charged with manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide will waive a jury trial and just have a judge decide the case.

 

6/5/17 28. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed in the studio by anchor Gene Lavanchy on trial set to begin this day of Michelle Carter charged with manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide and also murder trial of Michael McCarthy charged with murdering girlfriend’s 2-year old daughter and dumping body in Boston Harbor in notorious case.

 

6/4/17 27. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Jim Morelli on manslaughter trial of Michelle Carter charged with encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

 

5/30/17 26. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Catherine Parrotta on the eve of opening statements in the trial of Michael McCarthy charged with murdering girlfriend’s 2-year old daughter and dumping body in Boston Harbor in notorious case.

 

5/22/17 25. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Crystal Haynes on jury selection for the trial of Michael McCarthy charged with murdering girlfriend’s 2-year old daughter and dumping body in Boston Harbor in notorious case.

 

5/9/17 24. WBZ radio interview by Lana Jones about dismissal of murder conviction of NFL football player’s murder conviction because he committed suicide before his appeal was completed under law of abatement. Discussed history of this law.

 

5/3/17 23. Milford Daily News, “Milford lawyer to offer immigration services,” by Zachary Comeau interviewed for this article for need of criminal lawyers to get more experienced in immigration law.

 

4/19/17 22. WBZ-Radio “Nightside with Dan Rea” interviewed about suicide of convicted murderer former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez.

 

4/19/17 21. The Daily Beast online publication interviewed by Susan Zalkind about suicide of convicted murderer former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez and how it might affect the civil lawsuits filed by the family of his alleged victims.

 

4/19/17 20. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed in the studio by anchors Mark Ockerbloom and Sara Underwood about suicide of convicted murderer former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez. More on Peter Elikann’s thoughts on questions surrounding the Hernandez suicide.

 

4/19/17 19. New England Cable News network interviewed by Karen Hensel on how the investigation will be conducted into the suicide of convicted murderer former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez.

 

4/19/17 18. New England Cable News network interviewed by Alison King on the suicide of convicted murderer former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez. 4/19/17 17. Boston Metro newspaper and website, “Aaron Hernandez suicide means he will no longer be a convicted murderer,” interviewed by Erin Tiernan on the suicide of convicted murderer former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez.

 

4/19/17 16. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by phone by anchors Gene Lavanchy and Sara Underwood about suicide of convicted murderer former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez.

 

4/18/17 15. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by phone by Gene Lavanchy during live arraignment of accused murderer of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

 

4/18/17 14. Boston Herald newspaper, “McGovern: Close to 20,000 tainted drug cases may be wiped today,” interviewed by Bob McGovern for this article about final fallout of corrupt state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan who faked drug tests for courts and now almost all those previous convictions must be thrown out.

 

4/17/17 13. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Eric Rasmussen on arrest of suspect through DNA evidence in murder of jogger Vanessa Marcotte.

 

4/14/17 12. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Vanessa Welch, Ted Daniel and others live off and on for four hours straight after not guilty verdict comes in on murder trial of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez

 

4/7/17 11. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Ted Daniel while awaiting jury verdict in second murder trial of already-convicted NFL football player Aaron Hernandez

 

4/5/17 10. LNN (LawNewz Network), a live trial online video network. Did live commentary on murder trial of Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez, former NFL football player, with host Beth Karas

 

3/8/17 9. LNN (LawNewz Network), a live trial online video network. Did live commentary on two trials (Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez; Nevada v. War Machine) with host Beth Karas

 

3/3/17 8. LNN (LawNewz Network), a live trial online video network. Did live commentary on three trials (Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez; Florida v. Curtis Reeves; Nevada v. War Machine) with host Heather Hansen

 

3/2/17 7. Boston Herald newspaper, “McGovern: Strong offense not best defense,” interviewed by Bob McGovern for this article about defense counsel being so inflammatory and insulting in opening statements of murder trial of NFL football player that it could backfire.

 

2/28/17 6. Boston Globe newspaper, “Ex-police sergeant who faced 40 complaints wins investigator’s license,” by Jan Ransom interviewed for this article on lack of background checks on police complaints for ex-police who apply to be private investigators.

 

2/14/17 5. Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV) interviewed by Bob Ward about jury selection in second murder trial of already-convicted NFL football player Aaron Hernandez

 

1/19/17 4. Boston Herald newspaper, “McGovern: Dookhan-linked convictions closer to being overturned,” by Matt Stout interviewed for this article about possible dismissal of criminal case against entertainer Bill Cosby.

 

1/19/17 3. Boston Globe newspaper, “State’s highest court orders prosecutors to drop weak Dookhan cases,” by Andy Rosen interviewed for this article about conviction that was overturned on appeal because defense counsel didn’t hire a medical expert to challenge the prosecution’s medical expert on whether a baby was injured by intentional assault on the baby.

 

1/18/17 2. WBUR (NPR) radio interview by Deborah Becker about Massachusetts Supreme Court decision that a suspected drunk driver does not have a right to counsel when determining whether to take the breathalyzer test or not.

 

1/9/17 1. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Grant of judicial immunity to witnesses may be a first,” by Kris Olson interviewed for this article about defense counsel being able to request immunity for witnesses rather than just prosecutors as has been the case.