find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Lawyer caught sticky-handed

Lawyer caught sticky-handed

A lawyer arrested for a serious crime allegedly smeared his hands with lip balm to try and throw authorities off the scent.

The Chicago Tribune reports that 51 year-old lawyer Anthony Bergamino Jr was arrested in 2012 on charges he allegedly sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman.

The Tribune reports that as he was being booked in by local cops, one of them noticed he hands were positively beaming.

“His hands were shined up like a glazed donut,” said an office quoted by the Tribune. “I smelled (lip balm).”

Apparently police had seen the balm in his pocket earlier when they handcuffed one of his hands to a wall at the Near North District Police Station, and while they removed the balm from his pocket, they placed it on a bench next to him.

Bergamino Jr’s trial began this week, with prosecutors implying the real-estate lawyer took the action to taint DNA evidence on his hand.

The Assistant State’s Attorney, Tracy Senica, also told jurors that the perpetrators of sexual assaults come from all parts of society.

“Stranger-danger rapists are not only lurking in alleys wearing trench coats,” she said as Bergamino listened while dressed in a grey suit. “Sometimes they wear suits and ties and trendy glasses. Sometimes they hang around five-star hotels.”

The victim was in a hotel room when the alleged attack took place.

Bergamino Jr denies the charges and the case continues.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Lawyer caught sticky-handed
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Oct 23 2017
How to fail well
The legal profession is due for an attitude adjustment when it comes to perceived failures, accordin...
Oct 23 2017
Lawyers slam rushed consultation for SA repeat offenders bill
The Law Society of South Australia has expressed concern for a proposal to roll out new laws amendin...
Oct 23 2017
The pursuit of happiness in the law
A panel of legal experts have explored how to define success in the legal profession, and how lawyer...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...