I ATTACHED THE FEEDBACK FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT
Facts of the case
DeFazio represented Squigman on a federal bank robbery charge. The prosecutor relied
on photographic evidence captured by the secret cameras hidden in the bank. DeFazio noted that
Squigman had a ring that resembled the one on the bank photographs. Squigman insisted that he
was not one of the suspects because lots of other people wear rings and on that same finger.
DeFazio noticed Squigman had removed the ring during subsequent meetings, but a ring line was
still visible. DeFazio defended her client and argued that the prosecution was charging the wrong
person and that the jury should believe the testimony given by Shirley Feeney. Squigman had
earlier told her that he was in Shirley’s home watching TV at the time of the robbery.
Did DeFazio violate standards of professional responsibility by her conduct in
representing Squigman in the robbery case by giving a false statement and perjured testimony
after confirming that money paid to her had the same serial numbers as those given in the
testimony by a bank officer? Did she further violate professional responsibility standards by
defending Squigman after seeing the ring he wore resembled the one in the bank surveillance