After the endless press, driven by the District Attorney’s office, that convicted Brooklyn boss Clarence Norman was on the verge of cutting a deal that would send judges to jail, it turns out…not. Now the question is whether there was ever a deal in the works at all.
Norman’s lawyer, Edward Rapaport, just sent out this statement:
This morning I informed the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office that Clarence Norman will not be going in to meet with the office today. While the District Attorney apparently prefers to continue to leak sensational and unverified rumors to the press, the fact is that Clarence Norman has never received any moneys for any reason from judicial candidates or sitting judges and therefore has no information to share with the office.
We continue to proceed in preparing an appeal of Mr. Norman’s conviction, and preparing for Mr. Norman’s next trial.