Secretary Spy Upsets Coke Case

Discovery that a legal secretary was a government informer has led to acquittal of four cocaine defendants aud new trials for three others. Lawyer Samuel Antonelli had been charged with coke sales after his girl friend and secretary. Susan Reichard, reported lo prosecutors on conversations with Randall Company, whom Antonelli was defending on import charges,

Anlonelli and three codefendants were released, but Company and two others previously charged got new trials. The Sixth Ciicuii Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, said spying on the lawyer-client relationship might require acquittal of Company, but only if his lawyer can prove the spying prejudiced his case.

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