Reuters: Law firm raids bode ill for lawyers and their clients – legal experts by Alison Frankel:
(Reuters) – For New Jersey lawyer Donald Manno, news reports about the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the home and offices of President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen brought back “a lot of dark memories.”
In 2008, Manno’s law office was raided by federal investigators pursuing a racketeering case against a suspected mobster who was a client and friend of the lawyer. The FBI copied Manno’s computer hard drives and carted away evidence. Three years later, when New Jersey prosecutors indicted Manno’s client for fraud, money laundering and extortion, they also charged the lawyer.
While he was ultimately acquitted, Manno spent years defending himself. He predicted a tough road ahead for Cohen.