In a recorded conversation, the Baltimore Attorney allegedly told the rape victim he would give her $3,000 not to testify against his client and told her to beat up his client like he would do if he were back in his home country – Greece.
The Baltimore Sun reported:
A Baltimore defense attorney was arraigned Wednesday on charges of obstruction of justice and witness intimidation for allegedly trying to dissuade a rape victim from testifying against his client by telling her she risked deportation by the Trump administration.
In a recorded conversation, Christos Vasiliades, 38, and another man charged in the case, Edgar Ivan Rodriguez, told the alleged victim’s husband about the “current environment for immigrants in this country” and offered $3,000 cash if she did not show up to court, which would force prosecutors to drop the case, the indictment alleges.
“You know how things are with Trump’s laws now; someone goes to court, and boom, they get taken away,” Rodriguez told the victim’s husband in the recorded conversation, according to an indictment by the Maryland attorney general’s office.
“If we were back home where I’m from, from Greece … we would go (expletive) him up, that’s it, if you want to do that, that’s fine,” Vasiliades was recorded saying, according to court documents. “He’s an (expletive), I think you should find him and kick his (expletive), personally.”
He is related to the Vasiliades family that owns the Sip & Bite diner in Canton. In 2015, then-Sip & Bite owner Anthony Vasiliades was arrested and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Virginia after giving $50,000 cash to a government cooperator in exchange for two kilograms of cocaine.
Geez, a person who works in law who breaks the law – sounds an awful lot like a Democrat…
— slc (@Syndeess) May 25, 2017