As some of you may recall, back in June we informally crowned Raj Rajaratnam's attorney John Dowd lawyer of the year. Dowd responded to what he deemed an unfair article in the Wall Street Journal by telling the reporter "This is the worst piece of whoring journalism I have read in a long time," asking "How long are you going to suck [U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York] Preet’s teat?" and concluding thusly "Preet is scared shitless he is going to lose this case so he feeds his whores at the WSJ. What a disgrace for an otherwise great paper." He told CNBC "Get the fuck out of here. That's what I've got for CNBC" when asked if he wanted to give a comment. And on the steps of the courthouse, he declared the Raj guilty verdict a "23-14" victory for the defense. If anyone was to find themselves in some kind of legal trouble, be it of the insider trading variety or otherwise, he was the guy you wanted in your corner. Unfortunately, according to Dowd, the Galleon case was his last. And he's truly not to be coaxed out of retirement, we'd like to suggest an alternative for your go-to legal counsel. He may not be versed in securities laws, but he's got the fire inside him.
The latest mishap in Jerry Sandusky's defense trial occurred Tuesday when lawyer Joe Amendola told reporters to call "1-800-REALITY," in what is actually a gay pornography phone line. Amendola told reporters that if they believe Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary's account of an alleged rape in 2002, then "I suggest you dial 1-800-REALITY," according to Deadspin. The International Business Times decided to call the phone number at Amendola's suggestion, and the phone line turned out to be a gay porn sex hotline. When calling the number (we'd suggest not doing so at work) you get this response: "Hey guys, welcome to the hottest place for triple-X action. Get ready for bulging, bursting pleasure with horny gay, bi, and bi-curious studs. Just 99 cents per minute."
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