laura italiano of the ny post is reporting that plea bargain negotiations between the ny district attorney’s office and a lawyer for raphael golb have broken off without agreement. melissa grace has the story at the new york daily news:
That means the case against Raphael Golb, a real-estate lawyer turned amateur religious scholar, is headed to trial in September.
the case is scheduled for trial beginning september 13, 2010.
according to sources:
They offered the son 80 hours of community service if he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors – and the judge said three years probation would have to be a condition.
Golb turned it down because probation would bar him from contacting his victims – including posting on blogs where the scrolls’ origins are debated.
golb is the son of university of chicago oriental institute historian dr. norman golb. golb is accused of multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of identity theft, forgery, criminal impersonation, unauthorized use of a computer, and aggravated harassment by the state of new york as a result of golb’s involvement with an extensive campaign to smear the perceived rivals of his father. a detailed history and evolution of golb’s campaign against dead sea scrolls scholars, grad students, museums, and universities is chronicled at the who is charles gadda website.
here we go…
- who is charles gadda?
- to trial we go: golb formally refuses plea bargain (8/6/2010)
- denied! golb case heads to trial (2/25/2010)
- chicago maroon: e-mails in dead sea scrolls case may implicate prof norman golb (2/16/2010)
- court docs detail raphael golb’s harassment of robert cargill (1/29/2010)
- bombshell: ny da’s response to raphael golb’s motion to dismiss charges and suppress evidence (1/28/2010)
- details of raphael golb’s impersonation of lawrence schiffman (dec 18, 2009)
- court documents say norman golb may have been involved in the raphael golb dead sea scrolls scandal (dec 18, 2009)
- highlights from raphael golb’s initial police interview (dec 18, 2009)
- if you’re not guilty, why offer to plead guilty? (dec 17, 2009)
- text of raphael golb’s police interview immediately following his arrest (dec 17, 2009)
- on false accusations of anti-semitism in the academy (dec 15, 2009)
- oh… so you were just kidding this whole time (dec 10, 2009)
- new aliases popping up surrounding the criminal investigation of raphael golb (nov 10, 2009)
- update: golb’s motion to dismiss the charges against him available online (nov 9, 2009)
- on recent news about the ‘cloak and browser’ case against raphael golb (nov 8, 2009)
- 8 months later: bar finally ‘reports’ on the golb scandal (oct 30, 2009)
- update in the new york vs. raphael golb identity theft case (sept 24, 2009)
- top 10 strangest cases of identity theft (sept 6, 2009)
- model wins right to sue anonymous blogger who maligned her (aug 19, 2009)
- new online legal tool helps you track criminal cases (july 28, 2009)
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