Thomas Bergstrom, Of Counsel on the firm's White-Collar & Defense Investigations practice, comments on indicted labor leader John Dougherty's potential criminal trials next year and how dealing with all allegations in one trial could unfairly damage his client's changes before a jury. Read more in The Philadelphia Inquirer's article "Could Johnny Doc Face Two Trials? Codefendants Urge Separate Proceedings for Embezzlement, Corruption Allegations."
“We have two separate and distinct conspiracies,” Bergstrom told U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl. “You cannot run from that fact. … There is absolutely no overlap between them. The only overlap in this case is Mr. Dougherty.”
“These statements shock the conscience and paint Mr. Henon as a corrupt tool of Mr. Dougherty,” Bergstrom said. “The allegations imply a profound breach of public trust and are sure to be presented to the jury at a joint trial.”
Tom's comments are also included in Courthouse News Service's article "Indicted Philly Union Leader Seeks to Cut Ties to Top Official" and CBS Philly's "Corruption Case Involving Union Leader John Dougherty, Philadelphia Councilmember Bobby Henon Hits Fork in Road."