Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik Accuses Attorney Joe Tacopina of Fraud, Deceit and Misrepresentation … Yes, Same Atty Tacopina Who Defended Joran Van der Sloot
Look who’s name is back in the news … Joe Tacopina.
Former New York Police commissioner Bernard Kerik has filed a complaint before the disciplinary committee of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department and has accused attorney Joe Tacopina of “conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, and/or misrepresentation” Imagine that? The complaint includes allegations that Joe Tacopina cooperating with federal prosecutors and revealing information crucial to Kerik’s defense to the government without informing or receiving consent from his client. Kerik also alleges that his freedom was jeopardized by Tacoipina’s contacting Kerik in late 2007 after his federal indictment in violation of the conditions of his bail.
Remember this blast from the past from Vanderbilt?
It was June 30, 2006, and Kerik had just pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges. The former top cop admitted accepting a $165,000 gift of apartment renovations seven years before from an allegedly mob-tied company seeking to do business with the city.
Tacopina assured his client that his legal troubles were over and he was free to focus on his security consulting business in the Middle East.
Privately, Kerik’s friends say, Tacopina described the violations this way: “Like pissing on the sidewalk.”
Two years later, Kerik was federal inmate No. 84888-054, sitting in a Maryland cell and wondering if the slick defense attorney helped the feds put him behind bars.
Kerik, a 9/11 hero and one of the most decorated police commissioners in New York City history, is now a free man looking for answers.
Kerik, in a bar complaint filed Friday, accused Tacopina of engaging in “conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, and/or misrepresentation” — along with a list of explosive legal abuses:
UPDATE I: Misrepresentation, say it isn’t so. But most will remember Joe Tacopina from his days of defending Joran Van der Sloot, the Dutch teen who most all sane thinking people believe had something to do with Natalee Holloway’s disappearance and death in Aruba in 2005. Watch below, yet another blast from the past with Joe Tacopina, Steve Cohen and Red discussing the Natalee Holloway investigation and those last with her, Joran Vander Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe on Court TV.
Hear Joe Tacopina do a 180 and actually agree with Red’s point of view regarding the Aruban justice system. Hear Aruban spokes person Steve Cohen agree with Red that the case was blown in the beginning. That is a far cry from what we are hearing today where people are blaming Natalee’s family for the cases failure.
Steve Cohen:Thanks Red, by the way … Red’s been probably one of the best journalists on this whole case through all of it. We have always appreciated having him around and reading what he says.
RED:The outrage that the people have is not, we don’t base it off of an American standard. We base it off of what we have learned what is the Aruban Dutch standard … Its actually a much more easier process because you can arrest someone for suspicion of murder.
Joe Tacopina:Well you know Red raises a good point, if you compare to their standards, the Dutch-Aruban standards, it was blown in that regard because they do have different laws and they do allow you to be detained on suspicion.
Steve Cohen:The misses opportunities happened within the first 48 hours … But I will agree with Red, there is no question that the physical evidence that existed at that point which was critical in solving this case either disappeared or was not there.
When Joran Van der Sloot confessed to the murder of Natalee Holloway, Aruba set him free … but when he confessed to the murder of Stephany Flores, Peru found him guilty and sentenced him in prison for 28 years.
GOOD GRIEF … Wedding Bells for Joran Van der Sloot, To Be Married in Two Weeks While Serving for Murder of Stephany Flores at Piedras Gordas Prison (Still Waiting Extortion Charges in US in Connection with Death of Natalee Holloway) … Unlucky Bride Leidy Figueroa
ARE YOU JOKING … JORAN VAN DER SLOOT TO BE MARRIED?
As reported at Ad.nl, Joran Van der Sloot is to be married within two weeks. Yes that Joran Van der Sloot who is currently serving 28 years in Piedras Gordas prison in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores and the same “Sporter” who should have already been in prison for the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. The unlucky or insane to be bride is reports as Leidy Figueroa. I am sure her parents are so proud. But of course Joran Van der Sloot is marrying out of love. NOT!!! So why would Joran Van der Sloot marry a Peruvian woman? It can’t be for the conjugal visits, one does not have to be married to do such. Could it be to become a Peruvian citizen through marriage? However, I am not sure why this would matter for Van der Sloot seeing that both Peru and the Netherlands have extradition treaties with the United States. At some point Van der Sloot is going to be extradited to the United States and an Alabama courtroom to face extortion charges he perpetrate against Beth Holloway in the death of her daughter, Natalee Holloway.
We have heard these rumors before, looks like this time it might just be true. Where is the couple registered at, Murderers ‘R Us?
Of course the timing of this has nothing to do with the fact that Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teen from Mountainbrook, went missing in Aruba on May 30, 2005.
Rough translation of AD.nl article via Google below:
According to Maximo Altez, the lawyer of Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch convicted murderer, serving a sentence of 28-year sentence in a Peruvian cell, to get married. “Joran is currently busy with the preparations,” said the counsel against Heart of the Netherlands.
Altez expects the consent is issued within two weeks before the wedding but says that there is a lot of paperwork for a wedding in the Piedras Gordas prison is needed. The ‘happy’ is Joran Peruvian fiancé Leidy Figueroa.
Marry for love The marriage would be ‘out of love’ were born, and are not intended to prevent. Possible extradition to the United States “Being married does not change his situation,” says the lawyer. Van der Sloot in America must stand trial for the extortion of the mother of the disappeared in Aruba American Natalee Holloway.
Joran, brought in connection since her disappearance in 2005, Holloway her mother would have kept wanting to tell where her daughter is buried fee. Van der Sloot only part of the requested money in hands, and had traveled to South America.
In Peru he murdered in his hotel room, the student Stephany Flores. He fled to Chile, but was arrested and sentenced in Peru. Marrying a Peruvian, Van der Sloot, according to local media, provide the Peruvian nationality. That fact would complicate extradition to the U.S..
UPDATE I: May 31, 2013 … MSM finally reports that Joran Van der Sloot engaged and too be married. Hmm, only six days late to the game.
Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot has announced that he is ready to tie the knot.
Maximo Altez, van der Sloot’s attorney, has confirmed that his client is engaged to a Peruvian woman named Leydi Figueroa Uceda. She’s the same woman that van der Sloot was dating in October of 2012. The couple reportedly met through an inmate. In late 2012, Uceda was rumored to have been pregnant with van der Sloot’s child, but the news was never confirmed.
Altez says that the couple is working on getting some final paperwork processed so the marriage can take place. He adds that he expects the union to happen in the next two weeks.
UPDATE II: Joran Van der Sloot plans to get married next month in the Peruvian prison where he’s serving time for murder, his lawyer told ABC News Friday. Told ABC News? Why didn’t ABC News just do a simple Google search and they would have learned from Dutch publications that the “Sporter” was getting married?
Maximo Altez, van der Sloot’s lawyer, said the 25-year-old will marry girlfriend Leydi Figueroa Uceda sometime in June. The two met in 2011 when Figueroa was visiting another inmate at the prison where van der Sloot was being held before his trial, ABC News reported. In October, Altez denied reports that Figueroa was pregnant with van der Sloot’s child.
For much, much more on Natalee Holloway and the disgusting exploits of Joran Van der Sloot, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons: Natalee Holloway.
- Rumors again that Joran van der Sloot has fathered a child thru a conjugal visit in jail
Daily Commentary – Friday, October 12, 2012 Download
Joran Van der Sloot to be a Dad? Van der Sloot Impregnates Woman While Imprisoned in Peru … WTF, Kill Natalee Holloway & Stephany Flores and be Allowed Conjugal Visits (Update: Atty Denied Story)
File this one under one giant WTF …
Just what this world needs, a spawn of Joran Van der Sloot. According to NBC via De Telegraaf newspaper, 28 year old convicted murderer Joran Van der Sloot is going to be a father. According to reports, Van der Sloot impregnated a women during an unsupervised visit. UNSUPERVISED VISIT WITH A CONVICTED KILLER?
Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year-sentence for murdering a young Peruvian woman, has impregnated a woman while imprisoned in Lima, according to a Dutch newspaper.
De Telegraaf newspaper on Monday cited (linked article is in Dutch) Van der Sloot’s lawyer Maximo Altes as saying the pregnancy is past its third month, and Van der Sloot himself as confirming the news in a telephone call.
The woman, identified by the paper only as “Leidi,” was said to have become pregnant during an unsupervised visit with Van der Sloot.
Good grief, what a piece of work this chick must be. Although Van der Sloot’s attorney would not confirm the pregnancy, Maximo Altez did state that that Leidi is registered as van der Sloot’s girlfriend at Piedras Gordas Prison and they have had conjugal visits. Unbelievable.
So let’s under stand this, Van der Sloot kills Stephany Flores in Peru and murders Natalee Holloway in Aruba, even though Joran has never been tried for it. And then he is allowed to have conjugal visits with some woman who he had never met previously and is allowed to have her listed as his girl friend. WTF!
UPDATE I:Lawyer for Joran Van der Sloot is denying that Joran impregnated a Peruvian woman during a conjugal visit in his Peruvian prison. UM, is he denying the conjugal visit as well?
The lawyer representing Joran van der Sloot today shot down reports that the Dutch playboy who is suspected of killing Natalee Holloway had impregnated a Peruvian woman during a conjugal visit in his Peruvian prison.
Van der Sloot told Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, that a woman identified only as “Leidi” was pregnant with his child.
“A test has proved” the pregnancy, he told the paper.
But van der Sloot’s lawyer, Maximo Altez, told ABC News the reports are not true and the woman, whose real name he said is Carol Figueroa Uceda, told him she was not pregnant.
Joran Van der Sloot to Marry? In Prison for Murder of Stephany Flores in Peru and Prime Suspect in Death & Disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba
Hey Joran, instead of saying “I do,” just admit “You did it”!!!
Is Joran Van der Sloot going to marry while behind bars in Peru and serving a 28 year sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores? Are nuptials in the air for the convicted murderer and the prime suspect in the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway? Or is this just a PR stunt by his attorney? As Joran Van der Sloot and his attorney attempt to appeal his murder conviction is the “little Dutch Boy” also picking out China patterns? Where would he register?
Do bullet proof vests come in black with matching cumber buns?
The 24-year-old is reportedly planning to marry while serving a 28-year sentence in a Lima prison for the murder of Stephany Flores, according to Peruvian tabloid Peru 21.
Van der Sloot’s defense attorney was named by the paper as a source – but he denied the report.
“As far as I know, he’s not going to get married,” Maximo Altez told the Daily Beast. “They cited me as the source, but I’m just in charge of his legal issues, and I don’t participate in his private life.”
More from the Daily Beast.
And as Van der Sloot tries to squirm his way out of a 28-year sentence, there’s another hot piece of gossip: the possibility of his upcoming nuptials while behind bars. The news broke late last week as local tabloids asserted that he plans to marry and unidentified woman. It’s not the first time Van der Sloot has been branded as a lady’s man—just last year, while he was awaiting trial, a story broke in the local media that a pregnant young woman was carrying his child. She denied it on Peruvian television.
These stories were published through the week, with the information attributed to Altez, who denied he was the source. “I deny all of that,” the lawyer said. “As far as I know, he’s not going to get married. They cited me as the source, but I’m just in charge of his legal issues, and I don’t participate in his private life.”
It is rather sad and quite pathetic that such a news story would be spread by Team Joran Van der Sloot, especially when his victims Natalee Holloway and Stephany Flores will never have the chance to have their wedding day.
Joran Van der Sloot Asks for Forgiveness in Death of Stephany Flores Ahead of Next Months Murder Appeal … But Still No Apology to the family of Natalee Holloway
JORAN VAN DER SLOOT’S NOT SO SINCERE APOLOGY AHEAD OF HIS APPEAL …
Just when you thought that Joran Van der Sloot was no longer in the news and was quietly serving out his 28 year sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru … He’s back! The narcissist Dutchmen, Joran Van der Sloot, has sent a letter to the Flores family apologizing and asking for forgiveness in the murder of their daughter. What is most amazing is that even in this letter that is supposed to be an apology, he still blames the victim for being on his computer. In his drunken rage, he killed her. Wow, has Joran had a change of heart, has he seen the light, is he a changed “little sporter” and now sincere? Hardly, do not hold your breath. What is the real reason for the sudden act of compassion? The 24 year old Dutchman is due to appeal against the long prison sentence next month, hoping to knock a couple of years off his sentence.
More from Radio Netherlands Worldwide:
Van der Sloot says in the letter, which has been leaked by his reinstated lawyer Maximo Altez, that he was drunk and killed the 21-year-old in a rage, after finding her looking at documents pertaining to the Natalee Holloway case on his laptop. Natalee Holloway disappeared exactly five years earlier on the Caribbean island of Aruba, she has since been declared dead – Joran van der Sloot is still the prime suspect in her murder.
In the letter, Van der Sloot also claims he suffers from psychological problems. He writes: “I ask God every day if Stephany’s parents can forgive me.” If the appeal court rules that the murder was not premeditated, five years could be knocked off Van der Sloot’s sentence. In which case he could be extradited to the United States earlier, where he faces extortion charges. Van der Sloot is accused of demanding 25,000 dollars from Natalee Holloway’s mother in exchange for revealing the whereabouts of her daughter’s body. How compassionate of him!
By the way, where is the apology for the death of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005? Joran Van der Sloot is a calculating predator to the end. Anything he does has a direct self-gratification for himself. Does any one think that if it were not for the upcoming appeal that Van der Sloot would be writing this letter? Nope! Also, just like he kept twisting the knife with the family of missing and murdered Natalee Holloway, where Joran has yet to apologize, Joran appears to continue interjecting himself in the lives of the Flores family like a cancer that just won’t go away.
However, Joran Van der Sloot may not want to get out of the Peru prison too soon. When he does, his Dutch butt is going to be extradited to the United States and he will face wire fraud and extortion charges.
Beth Holloway Sues National Enquirer (American Media Inc) Over Publishing Untrue Stories to Profit from Natalee Holloway’s 2005 Disappearance in Aruba
RETURN OF THE JEDI …
Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway who went missing in 2005 in Aruba and is presumed deceased, has sued the National Enquirer for publishing false stories of her daughters disappearance to profit from the story over the past 7 years. The lawsuit references several articles, including one that claims Joran van der Sloot had a “secret hand-drawn” map to Holloway’s grave. More to the point, the lawsuit claims the National Enquirer knew statements used in stories were false when they were published anyways.
The mother of Natalee Holloway is suing The National Enquirer, saying the tabloid published untrue stories to profit from her daughter’s 2005 disappearance in Aruba.
Beth Holloway said in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that the magazine and its publisher, American Media Inc., published “false headlines, articles and statements” for nearly seven years.
“They keep on doing it,” said Lin Wood, the attorney for Beth Holloway. “We had no choice but to file this lawsuit. This is a mother who has exercised every effort to make sure her daughter is alive.”
Beth Holloway has continued to search for answers as to what happened to her daughter in Aruba in 2005 and who was responsible. Beth remains a missing persons advocate as she speaks to others to inform them on the dangerous of travel. She continues to pursue “JUSTICE FOR NATALEE’. According to reports, the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
GET ‘EM BETH!!!
MSM Finally Reports that Peru Court Approves Joran Van Der Sloot Extradition to US on Extortion Charges in Connection with Death of Natalee Holloway
As Scared Monkeys reported last Saturday, the MSM has finally decided to report that Peru courts have approved Joran Van der Sloot’s extradition to the United States on extortion and wire fraud charges.However, according to the court’s decision, Van der Sloot must first serve his 28 year sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores before he can be extradited to the US on extortion charges. Before the decision is made final, it must be approved by Peru’s justice minister and Cabinet.
U.S. prosecutors who want to try Joran van der Sloot for extortion related to the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway will have to wait until he finishes serving a murder sentence in Peru, this nation’s Supreme Court has ruled.
Van der Sloot’s lawyer, who was notified of the decision Friday, said Monday that he expects his client will be made to serve at least two-thirds of the 28-year sentence.
The court’s May 23 decision on extradition is not final, however. Peru’s justice minister and Cabinet must endorse it, said the lawyer, Maximo Altez.
Van der Sloot, 24, faces extortion and wire fraud charges in Alabama in connection with Holloway’s unsolved disappearance in Aruba exactly five years before he killed Peruvian college student Stephany Flores after meeting her in a Lima casino.
Peru’s Supreme Court OK’s Joran Vander Sloot’s Extradition to US for Extortion in Connection with the Death of Natalee Holloway
Joran Van der Sloot is back in the news …
Peru’s Supreme Court has ok’d Joran Van der Sloot’s extradition to the United States to face extortion charges in connection with the death of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005 by attempting to extort Beth Holloway. It was long suspected that Peru’s court would approve the extradition. Peru’s top court stipulated, however, that Joran Van der Sloot can only be extradited to the United States after serving his sentence. The Little Dutch boy is presently serving a 28 year sentence in prison in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores.
Joran van der Sloot may, in due course, be extradited to the United States, Peru’s Supreme Court has ruled.
Mr Van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores, though an appeal against the ruling is still pending. He is wanted in the United States in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, who went missing in Aruba in 2005, and alleged attempts by the Dutchman to extort her mother.
Van der Sloot was indicted in Alabama on wire fraud and extortion charges. Hopefully the Peru government can interject itself and have Van der Sloot face the American music sooner rather than later.
That on or about May 10, 2010, the defendant, Joran van der Sloot, did obstruct, delay, and affect commerce and the movement of any article or commodity in commerce, by extortion and attempts to do so, in that, the defendant did knowingly and willfully cause another person to wire transfer a partial payment of money ($15,000) from a financial institution in Birmingham, Alabama, to a financial institution in the Netherlands, after representing to the other person that he would provide the location of Natalee Holloway’s remains in Aruba and information regarding the circumstances of her death, upon receipt of $250,000 from the other person, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951(a).
That on or about May 10, 2010, the defendant, Joran van der Sloot, having devised or intending to devise any scheme and artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, did knowingly and with intent to defraud did knowingly and willfully cause to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate and foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds, that being, a wire transfer in the amount of $15,000, from Birmingham, Alabama, to the Netherlands for the purpose of executing and attempting to execute such scheme and artifice, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.
Coming Soon to America … Joran Van der Sloot’s Extradition to the United States on Extortion Charges … Justice for Natalee Holloway
Not only is extradition inevitable, so is justice … Joran Van der Sloot upset over the prospects of finally facing justice in the United States.
It would seem that it will not be too much longer before Joran van der Sloot will be coming to America. According to Van der Sloot’s Peruvian attorney Maximo Altez, the extradition of the “little sporter” to the United States on wire fraud and extortion charges could be occurring later this summer. Joran Van der Sloot is being charged in Alabama with extortion and wire fraud.
The extradition of Joran van der Sloot to the U.S. on charges of wire fraud and extortion in connection with the death of Natalee Holloway will likely take place this summer, his lawyer told ABC News today.
“The power of the United States will assure that Joran has to face a U.S. judge and I think the extradition will happen probably in two or three months,” Maximo Altez said in an exclusive interview with ABC News.
Altez spoke to ABC News after van der Sloot appeared in a jailhouse courtroom at Piedras Gordas prison, about two hours north of Lima.
The irony of Joran’s defense attorney argument against extradition is that Van der Sloot could not receive a fair trial in the United States. Hmm, much like the fair investigation and justice that Natalee Holloway and the Holloway family received in Aruba? As per attorney Altez, Joran Van der Sloot is “very upset” with the prospects of being extradited to the US. Image that, most people are upset when they know the gig is up.
Altz spoke with ABC News after the court appearance and said van der Sloot was “very upset with the prospect of being extradited to the U.S. I haven’t seen Joran so down, so depressed since I took on his defense almost two years ago.”
Why such a sad face Joran? You were so quick to come to America to spew your lies on American TV over and over again? However, this time you do not want an all expense paid trip courtesy of the United States justice system? Do you know what that sound is Joran? It is the sound of inevitability and the walls of justice closing in on you … Justice for Natalee.