From the Queens Courier:
After being indicted on six counts of assault for allegedly cutting his girlfriend, Senator Hiram Monserrate has new counsel.
Monserrate has chosen Joseph Tacopina to help him prepare his defense for the fast approaching June 26 trial date.
In 2007, Tacopina represented Queens City Councilmember Dennis Gallagher after he was charged with rape. Gallagher took a no-jail plea on lesser charges.
I guess Tacopina is the go-to guy for the violent lawbreakers of the City Council. I wonder if Monster-Rat dialed the Pink Man for a referral. I wonder when Brafman will get retained...