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Jim Ecker

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Late Jim Ecker Remembered For Work In And Out Of The Courtroom

Bagpipes played “Amazing Grace” at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center in Ross Township where the life of Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Jim Ecker was celebrated, rather than mourned.

12/30/2013

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Famed Pittsburgh Defense Attorney Dies At 84

A famed local defense attorney died Wednesday after spending decades working one sensational case after another.

12/26/2013

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4 Men Arrested In Kittanning Beating Death In Court

The four men who are facing charges in a fatal beating in Armstrong County went before a magistrate today. The incident happened over St. Partick’s Day weekend, and today their lawyers said it was self-defense.

04/03/2013

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Judge Chides Defense In Case Against Pittsburgh Police Officer

A judge was ready to throw the book at a former city police officer and his lawyers for holding a news conference while under house arrest. However, the testimony of a probation officer may have kept a number of people out of jail today.

03/14/2012

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4 Victims Testify In Court Against Pittsburgh Police Officer

The Pittsburgh police officer accused of offering legal assistance in exchange for sexual favors was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

03/02/2012

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Pittsburgh Police Officer Released From Jail

A Pittsburgh police officer accused of soliciting sexual favors from women in exchange for legal help has been released from the Allegheny County Jail.

02/27/2012

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City Police Officer Charged In Prostitution Probe Resigns

Michael Johns, a veteran of 17 years with the Pittsburgh Police Department, resigned today. “I resigned today because I have a lot of charges against me and I want to spend my time and attention to defend myself,” he told KDKA-TV.

09/28/2011

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Accused Pittsburgh Police Officer Speaks

A veteran Pittsburgh police officer accused of operating a prostitution service is speaking out. Michael Johns, of Brookline, is also accused of taking women to buy drugs.

08/30/2011

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Man Accused Of Kidnapping Co-Worker In Court

A man accused of kidnapping two women was in court. Burton Robert Gibson, 27, faced one of his accusers today. His former co-worker claims he beat her up before choking her and tying her up with a shoestring.

08/30/2011

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