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Abood Law Firm Agrees To Represent Kosgar John Lado

Mentally Ill Man Wrongly Charged With Murder

EAST LANSING, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 24, 2014, after meeting with Mr. Lado and his family on multiple occasions, the Abood Law Firm has agreed to represent Mr. Lado on the charged offense and is working diligently to obtain a complete vindication of the charges and to allow Mr. Lado to resume his mental health counseling.

On June 26, 2013, Mr. Lado was taken from his residence by police vehicle, in handcuffs, to the Lansing Police precinct and interrogated for several hours. During the course of the interrogation, Mr. Lado was told by the police: "If you didn't do anything, you don't have anything to worry about."

It was Ronald Reagan who said that the nine most terrifying words are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

Despite asking for a lawyer, none was provided and his interrogation continued. Despite asserting at the beginning and end of the interrogation that he did nothing wrong, he was jailed from June 26, 2013 to July 27, 2013 on a charge of homicide. Despite advising his detainers that he was "weird and crazy," they did nothing to help him. No reasonable person could conclude that he had anything to do with the homicide upon reading the transcript of his interrogation.

Yet, Mr. Lado still faces felony charges and the prosecutor is requiring him to essentially "buy" his freedom & pay $3,000 - $5,000 to undergo a mental examination.

"The stool of injustice stands on the three legs of innocence, mental illness and lack of financial resources," said attorney Andrew Abood. "The Abood Law Firm is not going to sit idly by and allow an innocent man to be wrongfully convicted. It is unfortunate that our government can't apply a common sense approach to reach the right result that should be readily apparent. Instead, it appears that our government is placing contrived conditions on this case under the auspice of trying to help. As legal counsel for Mr. Lado, please Mr. Prosecutor, we don't need any more of your help."

For questions regarding this case, please contact Andrew P. Abood at (517) 881-2013 or [email protected].

 

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