Tough Job

I noticed in this morning’s story about the latest developments in Agriprocessors’ legal woes that plant manager Sholom Rubashkin is being represented by F. Montgomery Brown, an attorney from West Des Moines. Brown is the same attorney who represents local rental baron Bob Miell, who goes on trial for mail and tax fraud and other charges in federal court in January.

He’s got his work cut out for him, clearly. At least it’s lucrative work.

Brown has taken on plenty of tough cases. He was on the legal team that helped State Sen. Matt McCoy beat a federal extortion charge last year. But he couldn’t save pot-dealing former Wilton Mayor Dick Summy from a federal jail term.

I’m not knocking him for representing any of these clients, mind you. Everybody deserves good representation. It’s the American way.

FYI, he is no relation to C. Montgomery Burns, Springfield nuclear power baron.

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