Suge Knight’s Former Attorney Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

    LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 09: Marion “Suge” Knight (R) appears in court with his new lawyer Matthew P. Fletcher at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center March 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The hearing was scheduled to determine if the two criminal cases against Knight, one for murder and attempted murder when Knight allegedly ran over two men in a Compton parking lot after an argument and another case involving an alleged robbery and criminal threats to a photographer in Beverly Hills, should be moved to the downtown Los Angeles courthouse. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Marion “Suge” Knight’s former attorney has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and perjury charges this past Wednesday and he will be barred from practicing law for life after prosecutors accused him of plotting to bribe witnesses so they would lie for the rap mogul when he faced murder charges in 2016.

    Matthew Fletcher, 57, was originall accused of conspiracy to suborn perjury, obstruct justice and bribe witnesses after obtaining a warrant to listen in on jailhouse phone calls between the attorney and Knight in 2015. in addition, he is also charged as an accessory after the fact facing an unrelated count of bribery in connection with testimony he gave at a disciplinary hearing before the State Bar of California in 2016.

    Fletcher pleaded no contest under the terms of a plea deal, and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice as well as one count of perjury. He faces five years probation and has to resign from the state bar for life. If he doesn’t he faces jail time. Read the entire story in the LA Times


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