Joe Ryan, A swaggering defense attorney who authorities say turned his back on the law, The Star-Ledger (NJ.com), 31 May 2009.
Last August, authorities say, Paul Bergrin traveled from Newark to Chicago hoping to meet a hit man.
Bergrin, who investigators describe as a go-to lawyer for Newark street gangs, was working on the case of an alleged Monmouth County cocaine kingpin. Authorities say the attorney wanted someone in Chicago to silence a potential witness. That would-be triggerman, however, wound up working on a different case. He was an informant for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. And his case was against Bergrin.