How many times have you heard the expression, “The rich aren’t like us.”
They’re not. In some cases they’re way dumber.
Legally challenged New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress may face additional criminal charges after police found more weapons in his house during a raid yesterday.
Authorities say they found a 9-mm handgun and a rifle along with ammunition after executing a search warrant of Burress’ New Jersey home Thursday. Burress still faces criminal charges for unlawfully possessing a handgun in New York. You may recall that Burress was charged after famously shooting himself in the leg in an incident last month.
Benjamin Brafman, who is Burress’ attorney, is one of the top defense lawyers in the world. If I was a rich, African-American celebrity facing criminal charges, I wouldn’t even consider hiring anyone else. Particularly, if I were guilty. Brafman, you may recall, is the lawyer who got rapper Sean”P. Diddy” Combs off scott free in 1999 after a shooting in a New York club. In a work of legal magic, Brafman was able to get Combs and then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez out of trouble despite there being over 100 witnesses to the incident. Combs was eventually found not guilty on all charges by a jury.
Brafman was also once part of singer Michael Jackson’s legal team that helped the pop icon get off (so to speak) on child molestation charges. However, Brafman may be facing an uphill battle getting Burress acquitted. That’s because, unlike his previous celebrity clients, Plaxico Burress is STUPID. How else do you explain that almost a month after his arrest Burress may have had other illegal guns in his house. Burress had already incurred the wrath of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Now he may face criminal charges in New Jersey as well.
Odds are Burress didn’t fill out the proper paperwork to get those guns found Thursday to be made legal. After all, we know Burress isn’t much for paperwork. We know he recently lost a car worth some $150,000 because he didn’t have insurance on it. Also, don’t forget, the “illegal” firearm that Burress shot himself with was once legally registered in Florida. Shockingly, Burress let the paperwork lapse.
Police also found the bloody clothes Burress was wearing when he shot himself and a “suitcase full of money” in Burress’ closet during Thursday’s raid. While it’s certainly not illegal to have large sums of money in your house, that’s just one more detail that makes Plaxico Burress look bad. And, as we all know, image IS everything.
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