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Robel Philipos, Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s Friend

Sketch of Boston marathon bomber's friend, Robel Philipos, in court

Robel Philipos, arrested last week and charged with making false statements, appeared before a federal magistrate in Boston. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler allowed Philipos to go free on supervised bond. The above sketch shows Philipos with his lawyers and the magistrate as well as New York sketch and pleine-aire artist extraordinaire Jane Rosenberg in the right foreground.

Here are the rest of my sketches from today.

Tsarnaev's friend, Robel Philipos. with defense lawyers

Friend of Boston marathon bomber, Robel Philipos, led out of courtroom.

Friends of Robel Philipos in courtroom.

Funny story told to me by Jane: Philipos’ parents walked out of the courthouse with a young man not Robel, probably one of his friends pictured above. The cameras waiting outside assumed it was Robel and gave chase. Meanwhile, when the real Robel came to the front entrance accompanied by his lawyers the coast was clear. By the time the press caught on he was in the back seat of a car driving away.

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I Am Guilty, Your Honor

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A sad day yesterday as a tearful Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in a courtroom filled with friends and family, including his father, Jesse Jackson Sr.
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The Judge who accepted Jackson’s plea, Robert L. Wilkins, had, while a student at Harvard Law, supported the presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson Sr., and offered to recuse himself. Neither side thought that necessary.
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Shown above, Jackson is at the lectern flanked by his lawyers. Supporters and family are in the background, while government prosecutors sit in the right foreground. 6a00d8341cd0df53ef017d4132f7cb970c-800wi

Jackson’s wife, and former Chicago alderman, Sandi Jackson also entered a plea for hiding income. She is shown here with her lawyer, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Dan Webb.6a00d8341cd0df53ef017c3703a8ac970b-800wi

She too wept …
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Chicago Sun-Times story here.

 

 

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Kiriakou Sentencing, CIA Leaker or Whistleblower?

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To his defenders former CIA officer John Kiriakou is a whistleblower who revealed the use of torture on terror suspects, but the government says that when he leaked the identity of a covert agent he was motivated by ego and money, seeking to “raise his media profile”.
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In a deal with prosecutors Espionage Act charges were dropped and Kiriakou became only the second person ever convicted under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Also part of the deal was a prison sentence of 30 months instead of the eight years he faced under sentencing guidelines.

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Supporters who signed a letter to President Obama asking that the sentence be commuted include NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and Government Accountability Project director Jesselyn Radack who were seated in the courtroom today.

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WaPo story here.

 

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Sandusky Sentenced

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Here are my sketches from the sentencing of Jerry Sandusky in Bellefonte, Pa. Tuesday. A little late in posting them, but better late….

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Sara Ganim’s story here.

 

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Huguely Sentenced

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George Huguely V was yesterday sentenced to 23 years for the murder of his girlfriend Yeardley Love. Judge Hogshire reduced the jury’s recommendation of 26 years.
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Huguely stood up and spoke briefly addressing the Love family, “I hope and pray that you may find peace.”

Posted below are all the sketches, rough and finished, produced during the hearing.

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WaPo story here.

 

 

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Texas Goes to Court Over Voter ID Law

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After the Justice Department refused to clear Texas’ new voter ID law, SB 14, the State went to court. These sketches are from yesterday, the final day of testimony.  6a00d8341cd0df53ef016768784814970b-800wi

The three judge panel will hear closing arguments today. Next stop, the Supreme Court.

Read about it here.

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Sandusky Verdict

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. . . . and are pretty sketchy. It was late and, apart from Sandusky, there was alot of emotion. Sandusky120622_victim
This last sketch is from earlier in the day when the jury asked to hear part of the the judge’s instructions over again. Sandusky120622_jury

Reuters story here.

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Sandusky Closing Arguments

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Today the jury in the Sandusky trial heard closing arguments from the lawyers, and was charged by the judge. The sketches are below. Sandusky120621_Amendola

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Reuters story here.

 

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Defense Rests

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After tesimony from four witnesses today defense attorney Joe Amendola announced, “the defense rests”. Jerry Sandusky, who had been expected to testify, never took the stand.

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Reuters story here.

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Dottie Sandusky, Mental Health Experts & Troopers Testify

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A very busy day at the Sandusky trial with much testimony from many witnesses, all of them eclipsed by Dottie Sandusky taking the stand at the end of the day.

Posted here are some of today’s sketches in the order, more or less,  in which they were produced.

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NYT story here.

 

 

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