It Ain’t Over…

April 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Most people in Forest Hills have long stopped following or caring about the Borukhova case, especially since the trial has wrapped up and Borukhova and her uncle received life sentences. 

So you’d think that would have been the end of it. But no, it seems that this thing is going to drag on, now with the help of Alan Dershowitz, who has signed on to Borukhova’s appeal team. Something about her not getting a fully fair trial:

Scaring [Borukhova’s atty.] argued that Hanophy forced Borukhova to choose between staying in court on the Sabbath –a violation of her Orthodox Jewish beliefs — or risk putting her lawyer at a disadvantage in his closing argument.

Scaring claims Hanophy rushed things because the judge was about to go on vacation.

In the end, Hanophy decided not to make the defendants stay past sundown but, as a result, Queens Assistant District Attorney Brad Leventhal got an extra weekend to polish his closing statements, Scaring wrote in legal papers to Hanophy before sentencing. Hanophy rejected the motion.

Hanophy also made a series of questionable comments about the defendants’ religion, including references to the Old and New Testament and “20,000 pieces of silver” in last week’s sentencing, Scaring said.


But it’s also the case that Borukhova was, let’s just say, flexible with her sabbath observance at times. You can read about all of this as it was playing out here and judge for yourself.


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