F. Lee Bailey had once been one of America’s finest criminal defense lawyers and one of the most famous thanks to his involvement in numerous legendary cases. In 1966, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Bailey proved that Dr. Sam Sheppard—accused of killing his wife—had been denied due process. A not guilty verdict quickly followed. The inspiration for “The Fugitive” and the motion picture starring Harrison Ford, this headline-making case established Bailey’s fame. He successfully defended Capt. Ernest Medina when he was court-martialed for his responsibility for the Vietnam War’s horrendous Mai Lai Massacre, but was unsuccessful in defending Patty Hearst. And he was one of the “dream team” lawyers for the defense in the O. J. Simpson murder case. Bailey’s fame dissipated swiftly and notoriously, however, when the State of Florida disbarred him in 2001 for taking millions of dollars in trial compensation that the government claimed he wasn’t entitled to. Massachusetts followed suit in 2003. Disbarred and broke, in 2009 Bailey retreated out of the limelight to Yarmouth, Maine, a picturesque little town twelve miles north of Portland.)
Peter J. Grilli P.A. (mediator) United States District Court-Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. Estate of Kyle Brennan vs. Church of Scientology
Sep 7, 2004 … 1985: CoS attorney, Paul B. Johnson is tried in Orlando, FL, for allegedly bribing Hillsborough County commissioners to favor his client, Hubbard Construction Co. He is later defended by F. Lee Bailey.
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