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by Lionel Rene Saporta,Bruce Cutler

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  • ISBN 0609608312
  • ISBN13 978-0609608319
  • Language English
  • Author Lionel Rene Saporta,Bruce Cutler
  • Publisher Crown; 1 edition (March 18, 2003)
  • Pages 288
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  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Professionals and Academics
  • Size ePub 1443 kb
  • Size Fb2 1432 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 704

Bruce Cutler, one of the most famous lawyers in America, has never told his story—until now. Best known for his tenacious and highly publicized defense of John Gotti in the 1980s and early 1990s, Cutler personified a confidence, passion, and legal thoroughness that repeatedly defied a government determined to bring Gotti to his knees. A ubiquitous presence at Gotti’s side in and out of the courtroom—and on the front pages of newspapers around the country—Cutler became almost as infamous as his client. And, as John Gotti became a lightning rod for every prosecutor seeking glory, reputation, or promotion, Cutler too became a lightning rod for controversy. According to the feds, Bruce Cutler may have gotten too close, and they made sure that both he and his client paid the price.Cutler, the son of a detective turned lawyer, resolved his choice of profession early in life and plunged headlong into the tumultuous and at times surreal world of the New York legal system. In Closing Argument, Cutler recounts his time as an aggressive, tireless assistant D.A. in Brooklyn; how he switched sides and became a fiercely dedicated defense attorney working with Barry Slotnick, one of New York’s premier criminal attorneys; and the path that led him to John Gotti’s side in court. It was March 28, 1985, to be precise: He was thirty-six years old, and it was a moment that would change both men’s lives forever.Closing Argument is the inside story of how Bruce Cutler and John Gotti frustrated the feds so much that they finally had to break the rules themselves to convict the so-called Teflon Don. The years Cutler and Gotti spent together were a kind of golden age of criminal (and in particular organized crime) litigation, and both lawyer and client were at the red-hot center of it all. What neither man may have realized then is that the famous trials were mostly about the government’s wanting to put an end to a certain way of life, one that John Gotti and his like embodied. The conviction of Gotti, and his subsequent death in 2002 while serving a life sentence in solitary confinement, marked the end of an era. Closing Argument is a glimpse into the world of John Gotti: the talk around the table at the notorious Ravenite social club; the murder of Paul Castellano; Gotti’s feelings about the treachery of Sammy “The Bull” Gravano and the alleged betrayal by Wilfred “Willie Boy” Johnson; and what it took to make it in a world with its own set of unbreakable rules. This fascinating document makes clear that Gotti and Cutler were perfectly matched. Their inability to compromise, their full-throttle approach to their defense, and the charisma that made them the favorites of the press, were their strengths and, ironically, what made them such inviting targets to a host of prosecutors. Bruce Cutler, in typical style, pulls no punches in Closing Argument. It is very rare for a practicing lawyer to talk with the kind of candor he does here, and it is rarer for any lawyer to ever become as passionate and emotionally involved as he did with his client, John Gotti.

Best known for his tenacious and highly publicized defense of John Gotti in the 1980s . He takes you behind the scenes of defending John Gotti.

Best known for his tenacious and highly publicized defense of John Gotti in the 1980s and early 1990s. Bruce Cutler has a tremendous ego. That aside, this book is an in depth depiction of a big city criminal defense attorney. Cutler traces his upbringing, parents, Poly Prep, law school and the Brooklyn D. s office. Let's not forget the biggest defendant in NYC courts for the last century. A first rate autobiography.

Cutler, Bruce; Saporta, Lionel Rene.

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Closing Argument Defending and Befriending John Gotti and Other Legal Battles I Have Waged.

Closing Argument : Defending (And Befriending) John Gotti, and Other Legal Battles I Have Waged. Bruce Cutler, one of the most famous lawyers in America, has never told his storyuntil now. Best known for his tenacious and highly publicized defense of John Gotti in the 1980s and early 1990s, Cutler personified a confidence, passion, and legal thoroughness that repeatedly defied a government determined to bring Gotti to his knees.

Bruce Cutler '70 is the author of Closing Argument: Defending (and Befriending) John .

Bruce Cutler '70 is the author of Closing Argument: Defending (and Befriending) John Gotti and Other Legal Battles I Have Waged. The book is an autobiography of Cutler, who became one of the most famous lawyers in America through his defense of mob boss John Gotti.

Book DescriptionBruce Cutler, one of the most famous lawyers in America, has never told his story-until now. A ubiquitous presence at Gotti’s side in and out of the courtroom-and on the front pages of newspapers around the country-Cutler became almost as infamous as his client.

defending (and befriending) John Gotti, and other legal battles I have waged. 1st ed. by Bruce Cutler. Published 2003 by Crown Publishers in New York. The crime busters finally jailed Gotti by disqualifying his attorney. by Bruce Cutler with Lionel Rene Saporta. For all his bluster, he does manage to artlessly deliver the core message from the defense table: just because the government says it’s so doesn’t make it so. Perhaps a little skepticism is sometimes advisable. Anyway, that’s the attitude that walks the clients.

Talk about Closing Argument: Defending (and Befriending) John Gotti, and Other Legal Battles I Have Waged


Morad
Good book
Abuseyourdna
There is no doubting Cutler is a fighter and his track record is impressive. Enjoyed this because it did not delve into syrupy self promotion. Very enjoyable.
Yramede
I loved Bruce's book. He's a very interesting man and his book was fun to read. I liked Bruce's inclusion of his personal hopes and fears. Very interesting person.
Kazigrel
all about me, me, me - little context
MegaStar
The autobiographical aspects of this book were somewhat interesting, but Cutler's denial of the Mafia's existence & denial that Gotti is a criminal are preposterous. The second half of the book was not only disingenuous but also incredibly boring.
Iriar
The cure for everyone tired of slick lawyers whose business cards should say "Have Word Processor, Will Travel." Cutler is the Method Actor of the Bar. He tries cases from the inside out, with no cynicism, no patronization of the jury, and no distaste for the client hidden under a barrel of glib professionalism. Cutler lays his thoughts and feelings bare in this book, and it's an inspiration. If you're in law school, reading it may remind you why you bothered. If you're in practice, it will inspire you to try cases. If you're a gangster, it will make you check your address book to see if you have Cutler's number. For everyone else, a hugely entertaining, edifying book about America, the legal system, the System, and a guy who has the b--ls to buck it and often win.
Lesesshe
Bruce Cutler is a self serving loud mouth who spends an entire book telling us what a great lawyer he is. Given the allegations of jury tampering (which was the reason he was banned from representing Gotti a third time and may be the reason Gotti was acquitted the first two times) and his pitiful track record anywhere else where the true practice of law is required, it is no wonder he wrote a book - no one who values their rights and their freedom would hire this guy.
The book came off more like an autobiography. It seems the cases and John Gotti were a selling point and not the true heart of the book itself.