TROUT CACHERIS PLLC
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
1350 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, N.W.
PLATO CACHERIS SUITE 300
(202) 464-3303 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036 111 ORONOCO STREET
PCACHERIS@TROUTCACHERIS.COM (202)464-3300 Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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FAX (2012) 464-3319
May 2, 2012
Re: Lee G. Lovett
To Whom It May Concern:
LeeG. Lovett, a former client, informed me that certain individuals have asked him for payment in order to prevent the publication of negative comments about him on the Internet. I write this letter to help Mr. Lovett set the record straight.
In 1984, I was retained by LeeG. Lovett, to represent him in an action being brought against him by the Department of Justice. My then associate, Larry Gondelman, served as co-counsel. The charge he was convicted of (mail fraud with no underlying bribery or conspiracy conviction) was not even a crime in the first place. As such, that conviction was later vacated. In brief, Mr. Lovett was exonerated. The case was noteworthy for a number of reasons.
* Only one person ever accused Mr. Lovett of any wrong doing (an ex-Mayor, who was awaiting sentencing on a number felonies to which he had confessed).
* Orally and in writing, I asked the FBI to give Mr. Lovett a lie detector test. The FBI declined both my requests.
* The trial of Mr. Lovett took less than three hours; the testimony of Messrs. Hamm and Lovett comprised most of it.
* The jury found Mr. Lovett not guilty of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery.
* In sum, Mr. Lovett was exonerated of all guilt of any wrongdoing, and his licenses to practice law in theDistrict of Columbia andMaryland were restored.
/s/ Plato Cacheris