Michael J Camera in the News
Here are some selected articles relating to legal issues in and around Lorain County.
- Sons of Italy Sign Returned to Owner
Via the Lorain Morning Journal: The historic “Sons of Italy” sign currently mounted over the bar in the basement of Lorain Councilman-at-Large Tony Dimacchia most likely is a possession of Scott Campana, according to a ruling by Lorain County Magistrate Joseph J. Bott, and should be returned to him.
- Officer Acquitted in Domestic Violence Case
Via the Lorain Morning Journal: A Vermilion police officer was found not guilty of domestic violence during a bench trial in the city’s Municipal Court. Robert Forrider, 33, was acquitted of the domestic violence charge that stemmed from a July 10 incident at an Oakview Drive residence, according to a ruling issued by visiting Judge Paul Lux.
- Huron Man Cleared of Assault Charges
Via the Sandusky Register -- Christopher T Nawal, 44 of Huron, Ohio, was cleared of sexual assault charges against a 26 year-old woman. Lorain criminal defense lawyer Michael J Camera entered as evidence texts from the accuser to Nawal after the charges were made. These texts, inconsistent with statements made to police officers, cast doubt upon the truthfulness of the accuser. Erie County Judge Kevin Baxter agreed and dropped all charges against Mr. Nawal.
- Judge Vacates Tite Convictions
Via the Lorain Morning Journal -- Lorain attorney Michael J Camera argued that defendant Robert Tite’s previous plea agreement with the State of Ohio never stipulated that the defendant never appeal. As such, not only should additional convictions be vacated, but because the State violated its own plea agreement, the original plea agreement convictions should also be vacated. The 6th District Court of Appeals agreed, and all convictions against Tite were vacated.
- Defendant Charged With Murder Is Found Not Guity By Lorain County Courtroom Jury
Via The Chronicle Telegram -- Lamont Tarpley acted in self defense, says the jury that acquitted the 26-year-old Lorain man of murder, felonious assault, and carrying concealed weapons charges. The jury composed of seven men and five women delivered their verdict to Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers and a packed Lorain County Courthouse in Elyria. Lorain Attorney Michael J Camera who defended Tarpley during the murder trial was pleased with the verdict.
- Lorain County Prosecutor Drops Felony Charges Against Defendants in Lorain Red Parrot Cafe Riot Case
Via the Chronical Telegram -- Lorain Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell dropped criminal felony rioting charges against six persons, five of whom were represented by Lorain criminal defense attorney Michael J Camera. Lorain City Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Szabo stated at a session of Lorain Municipal Court that he did not wish to pursue felony charges where Lorain City Police clashed with concert attendees at the Red Parrot Cafe.