Benjamin Brafman

Benjamin Brafman (born July 21, 1948) is an American criminal defense attorney, the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C.. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.wikipedia
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Brafman received his J.D. with distinction from Ohio Northern University College of Law.
Benjamin Brafman (b. 1948), Class of 1974; criminal defense attorney, attorney for former International Monetary Fund Head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Harvey Weinstein.

Jacob Arabo

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Brafman has represented a number of notable figures, including Jacob Arabo, James Patino (who was cleared of all charges in the death of Yusef Hawkins), Peter Gatien, Plaxico Burress, Michael Jackson, Carl Kruger, Charles Kushner, Marvell Scott, Sean Combs ("Puff Daddy"), Mafia boss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, online gambling figure Jay Cohen, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Rabbi Menachem Youlus, political pundit Dinesh D'Souza, high-profile attorney Sanford Rubenstein, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein.
In October 2007, after admitting to lying to investigators, Arabo and his attorney, Ben Brafman, entered a plea in which the more serious charges of money-laundering were dropped.

New York v. Strauss-Kahn

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In 2011, Brafman represented former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a sexual assault case involving a member of the housekeeping staff of an upscale New York City hotel.
Strauss-Kahn hired New York lawyer Benjamin Brafman to represent him.

Sean Combs

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Brafman has represented a number of notable figures, including Jacob Arabo, James Patino (who was cleared of all charges in the death of Yusef Hawkins), Peter Gatien, Plaxico Burress, Michael Jackson, Carl Kruger, Charles Kushner, Marvell Scott, Sean Combs ("Puff Daddy"), Mafia boss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, online gambling figure Jay Cohen, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Rabbi Menachem Youlus, political pundit Dinesh D'Souza, high-profile attorney Sanford Rubenstein, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein.
Combs' attorneys were Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. and Benjamin Brafman.

Harvey Weinstein

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Brafman has represented a number of notable figures, including Jacob Arabo, James Patino (who was cleared of all charges in the death of Yusef Hawkins), Peter Gatien, Plaxico Burress, Michael Jackson, Carl Kruger, Charles Kushner, Marvell Scott, Sean Combs ("Puff Daddy"), Mafia boss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, online gambling figure Jay Cohen, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Rabbi Menachem Youlus, political pundit Dinesh D'Souza, high-profile attorney Sanford Rubenstein, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein. Former film producer Harvey Weinstein hired Brafman in 2017, following rape allegations against him.
His lawyer Benjamin Brafman said Weinstein would plead not guilty.

Plaxico Burress

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Brafman has represented a number of notable figures, including Jacob Arabo, James Patino (who was cleared of all charges in the death of Yusef Hawkins), Peter Gatien, Plaxico Burress, Michael Jackson, Carl Kruger, Charles Kushner, Marvell Scott, Sean Combs ("Puff Daddy"), Mafia boss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, online gambling figure Jay Cohen, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Rabbi Menachem Youlus, political pundit Dinesh D'Souza, high-profile attorney Sanford Rubenstein, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein.
On June 12, 2009 Burress's attorney Benjamin Brafman announced that he had been unable to reach a sentencing agreement.

Martin Shkreli

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Brafman has represented a number of notable figures, including Jacob Arabo, James Patino (who was cleared of all charges in the death of Yusef Hawkins), Peter Gatien, Plaxico Burress, Michael Jackson, Carl Kruger, Charles Kushner, Marvell Scott, Sean Combs ("Puff Daddy"), Mafia boss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, online gambling figure Jay Cohen, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Rabbi Menachem Youlus, political pundit Dinesh D'Souza, high-profile attorney Sanford Rubenstein, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein.
In early 2016, Shkreli retained criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman to defend him.

Casting couch

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Brafman said in an interview: "Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood. Bad behavior is not on trial in this case."
On 25 May 2018, Harvey Weinstein's attorney Benjamin Brafman imparted that Weinstein "did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood." Brafman also later stated: "My job is to defend specific allegations of sexual misconduct, not the issue of the Hollywood casting couch over the last 30 or 100 years," before apologising for using the term "casting couch" and saying that he would "never" use the phrase again.

Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations

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Former film producer Harvey Weinstein hired Brafman in 2017, following rape allegations against him.
In March 2018, Weinstein's lawyer and spokesperson Benjamin Brafman said in an interview with The Times of London, "The casting couch in Hollywood was not invented by Harvey Weinstein. … If a woman decides that she needs to have sex with a Hollywood producer to advance her career and actually does it and finds the whole thing offensive, that's not rape."

Ohio Northern University

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Benjamin Brafman, a prominent criminal defense attorney based in New York.

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Benjamin Brafman (born 1948), criminal defense attorney

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Benjamin Brafman (born July 21, 1948) is an American criminal defense attorney, the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C.. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.

Manhattan

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Benjamin Brafman (born July 21, 1948) is an American criminal defense attorney, the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C.. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.

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Benjamin Brafman (born July 21, 1948) is an American criminal defense attorney, the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C.. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.

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Benjamin Brafman (born July 21, 1948) is an American criminal defense attorney, the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C.. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.

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Brafman has represented a number of notable figures, including Jacob Arabo, James Patino (who was cleared of all charges in the death of Yusef Hawkins), Peter Gatien, Plaxico Burress, Michael Jackson, Carl Kruger, Charles Kushner, Marvell Scott, Sean Combs ("Puff Daddy"), Mafia boss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, online gambling figure Jay Cohen, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Rabbi Menachem Youlus, political pundit Dinesh D'Souza, high-profile attorney Sanford Rubenstein, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein. Benjamin Brafman (born July 21, 1948) is an American criminal defense attorney, the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C.. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.

Belle Harbor, Queens

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Brafman grew up in Brooklyn and Belle Harbor, Queens, a son of Holocaust survivors.

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Brafman grew up in Brooklyn and Belle Harbor, Queens, a son of Holocaust survivors.

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He went to a Yeshiva High School and took night classes at Brooklyn College, majoring in anthropology, and graduated with a BA.

School

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He went to a Yeshiva High School and took night classes at Brooklyn College, majoring in anthropology, and graduated with a BA.

Brooklyn College

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He went to a Yeshiva High School and took night classes at Brooklyn College, majoring in anthropology, and graduated with a BA.

Bachelor of Arts

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He went to a Yeshiva High School and took night classes at Brooklyn College, majoring in anthropology, and graduated with a BA.

Juris Doctor

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Brafman received his J.D. with distinction from Ohio Northern University College of Law.

Master of Laws

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He also has an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.