Rising star defense attorney Beau Brindley has been charged in Wisconsin federal court with perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Federal authorities Thursday charged Brindley, 36, with five counts relating to the 2009 trial of Alexander Vasquez, according to the indictment.
Brindley is accused of instructing Vasquez's wife Marina Collazo to lie on the stand about his drug stash, the indictment reads. The indictment also says that Brindley wrote testimony for Vasquez and practiced with him about how to deliver it.
FBI agents raided Brindley's office in Chicago's Loop in late July and notified the courts shortly after the raid that Brindley was the target of an investigation.
“The United States is requesting, in matters involving Mr. Brindley still pending before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, that the district court address with Mr. Brindle’s clients any potential conflict of interest,” the motion continues. “The United States brings this matter to the Court’s attention in the exercise of its duty of candor to the court.”
Brindley is a well-known attorney who has represented numerous high profile clients, including escaped bank robber Joseph Banks and convicted mob bomber Samuel Volpendesto.
He currently has dozens of cases pending at the district and appellate level, and court insiders say all of those clients will be advised of his current legal woes.
If convicted, Brindley could serve up to 25 years in prison.