Last Free Partner At Defunct Firm To Stand Trial
William Mitchell, of the now defunct Damiani, Zaccagnini, Armstrong and Mitchell law firm, will stand trial for the allegations that he conspired to bribe a county auditor.
According to prosecutors, Louis Damiani, who is now deceased, was the mastermind of the bribery plan. The other two name partners, Timothy Armstrong and Bruce Zaccagnini, are currently serving time after taking plea bargains.
Mitchell's lawyer, Tom Conway, stated that Mitchell was not friendly with Armstrong or Damiani, the latter of which he had had a physical altercation with.
''[Mitchell] was part of the law firm,'' said Conway. ''He was not part of the conspiracy.'' Conway also stated that his client was the firm's money maker, with a strong medical malpractice track record.