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A high profile lawyer now defending himself against charges of drug trafficking prostitution and conspiracy to murder.
Charged that Paul -- bird -- Montero was no witness no case.
Prosecutors say -- plotted to kill government witnesses who were set to testify against of these clients among other things.
We're told US marshals will stand behind -- and once the trial starts next month and that the defendant can speak from a podium and question witnesses.
But if Paul Berger and gets too close to the -- words or gets out of line and in the other way the judge is allowing those marshals to -- him.
With a jolt of electric shock.
Through a hidden ankle bracelet that the government will affixed to him.
-- -- to -- judge Fox News senior judicial analyst its Internet Pollack head of the -- freedom watch.
On Fox Business Network we should note Paul Berger and has tried cases in front of just Napolitano if it when He was a court a judge in in -- -- superior court.
-- Foot and ankle bracelet on the man -- lawyer at the moment I suppose.
And zapped him well that this is a form of government control and torture of this guy the same government that is prosecuting him.
Has the authority to decide when to zap them what are the standards for -- -- this is unheard of in an American courtroom.
That a lawyer would be shocked with electricity.
If He moved in the direction that this pleases the government or uses words that -- the government.
No appellate court confine this to be even remotely fair.
Are consistent with American notions of justice should He be convicted so why are they doing that he's not a threat to anyone in the courtroom.
Think about it the jury's gonna be told why the marshals -- there.
And that He can He can be shocked so they're going to perceive -- -- probably guilty otherwise why would the government have this electronic shop equipment.
Physically attached to his body -- way to try case in America or anywhere.
Where that where that theory of the case is innocent until proven guilty -- how did this happen.
-- government says He conspired candidly the evidence against him is overwhelming because the other two conspirators one of them as a as a disbarred lawyer -- testify against him.
To kill someone in order to silence them -- someone was a government witness against a former client of mr.
program and the government persuaded.
The judge in this case a very reasonable.
Low key rational judge.
Berger and might try to harm someone in the courtroom that of course would be absurd and nearly impossible.
Given the low level of security that is ordinarily in the courtroom.
Remember the charge is conspiracy that's lot of crime of violence no one was actually killed here the charges He planted and planned and plotted to kill someone.
Not that He was gonna do -- his own hands.
The government has persuaded the judge the mr.
-- could hurt somebody with a -- hands.
I mentioned that you have had.
That this lawyer has come before your court yes only about one of the best trial lawyers have seen no doubt now trying the most important case in his life.
Foolish to represent yourself in the same courtroom in which He wants -- bad guys who was once an assistant US attorney just like the person now prosecuting him.
The government is -- for its money but the level but the playing field -- not level.
Because of this -- that's attached to his ankle the lawyer has to have freedom to emphasize to use words to even intimidate witnesses to walk up to witnesses.
He doesn't have that freedom.
But the government's lawyer does how is this gonna stand I don't think -- well I'm I'm I'm surprised -- -- might not -- what would happen.
Well if He if he's acquitted there's no appeal hearing he's -- -- how can it be that the government is going to do this for him.
While the government persuade -- tragedy -- to do it.
Berger has not appealed this decision to an appellate court in New Jersey the federal appeals court rarely gets involved in management of the cases in the courtroom.
They want await the outcome it's hard to believe that He could be convicted.
With with this burden on them no matter what the evidence of guilt is another example of the government going overboard and it doesn't need to do so it's got plenty of evidence against him.
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