Scott and Nolder Law Firm in the News
Former youth coach sentenced to probation in child-porn case
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Murder case dismissed after pathologist determines fatal injury not from alleged beating
BY JOHN FUTTY | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | OCTOBER 3, 2014
Franklin County prosecutors have dismissed a murder case against a 45-year-old man who was accused of beating his girlfriend to death.
An investigation by the defense attorney for Isaac L. Lindsey prompted the county coroner’s office to change the manner of death for Sherry Stewart from homicide to “undetermined.”
A forensic pathologist hired by the defense determined that the head injury that caused Stewart’s death on Nov. 7 occurred several days after she reportedly was assaulted by Lindsey. Read More
Criminal Defense Attorneys – Making Local and National News
Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney
Being on the forefront of Criminal Defense in Columbus, Attorneys Joseph E. Scott and Steve Nolder have handled cases covered heavily by the media. Below are some press mentions regarding the Scott & Nolder Law Firm.
LANDMARK CASE DISMISSAL FOR SCOTT & NOLDER LAW FIRM
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS | DECEMBER 19, 2013
In July 2010, Dennis Grigsby was charged with three counts of unarmed bank robbery in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and attorney, Steven S. Nolder became Grigsby’s counsel of record. This began Grigsby’s 42 month odyssey in the federal criminal justice system ultimately resulting in the dismissal of all charges against him in the Southern District of Ohio.
FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY STILL MAKING WAVES
WASHINGTON POST | AUGUST 22, 2013
Steven Nolder’s decision to lay himself off from the Federal Defender Office rather than sacrifice multiple junior attorneys has a lasting effect in the national media. It is still a topic of discussion in television and newspapers, with the most recent article in the Washington post. “In Ohio, the director of one federal defender office who had served there for nearly two decades has laid himself off rather than terminate several more junior attorneys.” The full story can be seen here, Washington Post: Defendants’ legal rights undermined by budget cuts.
STEVE NOLDER EXPLAINS WHY HE FIRED HIMSELF
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION | AUGUST 12, 2013
Nolder announced his resignation in March and asked that his successor come from within his office to help shrink the payroll. Though an acting public defender has been appointed from another district, the appointment has the effect of cutting payroll and the number of employees in the Southern District office. Nolder is now in private practice at Scott & Nolder in Columbus. Read More
MAN GETS TWO TRIALS – ONE OVER GUILT, ONE OVER SANITY
BY JOHN FUTTY | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | MAY 8, 2013
The process, known as “bifurcation,” has never been used in Ohio for an insanity defense, according to research by the prosecution and defense. Read More
OHIO FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER CUTS HIS OWN JOB
Steve Nolder, who has directed the office that covers Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati since 2005, said he is leaving so other attorneys in his office won’t lose their jobs. Read More
And also view this clip from The Daily Show (4/29/2013) where the question is asked if the sequestration is a myth.
MAN GETS FIVE YEARS FOR KILLING
BY JOHN FUTTY | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | APRIL 27, 2013
A 20-year-old East Side man was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for his role in a fatal shooting during a drug deal last summer. Read More
FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST AGAINST MAN WITH CHILD PORN ON OHIO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT COMPUTER
APRIL 22, 2013
John Childs, the department’s former chief financial officer and chief operating officer, was fired Nov. 2 after the agency was provided evidence related to a State Highway Patrol investigation.
RETIRED DOCTOR GETS PROBATION FOR SEX WITH TEEN
BY JOHN FUTTY | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | APRIL 18, 2013
Dr. Samuel Bracken Jr., 74, was placed on probation for four years. Visiting Judge Alan Travis said he considered Bracken’s age and declining health and a pre-sentence report that indicated he had a “very low” risk of committing such a crime again. Read More
COLUMBUS TUTOR FEDERAL CASE
BY BILL BUSH AND JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS |THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH | MARCH 14, 2013
The investigation is ongoing, and those who tipped Columbus City Schools and state Auditor Dave Yost to problems in the “supplemental educational services” program say many more tutoring groups might have defrauded taxpayers. Read More
JUDGES SUPPRESS EVIDENCE GATHERED WITH GPS
BY JOHN FUTTY |THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH| FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Judges in Franklin and Fairfield counties have suppressed some of the evidence against two men accused of robbery because deputies placed a GPS device on one of their cars without obtaining a warrant. – See more
RETIRED DOCTOR PLEADS NO CONTEST IN SEX CHARGE
BY JOHN FUTTY |THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH| FEBRUARY 27, 2013
A retired physician who was seen having oral sex with a teenager on his own home-security camera pleaded no contest this morning to a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
SPECIAL REPORT: UNPAID TAXES IN COLUMBUS OHIO
ABC6/Fox28 News | February 5, 2013
Columbus, Ohio –
ABC 6/FOX 28 uncovered thousands of cases involving individuals and businesses that owe taxes to the city of Columbus.
NBC4i.com | September 27, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio –
A Columbus Priest accused of soliciting sex from a minor online appeared in court Thursday afternoon and pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
Patrick Hughes, 56, was arrested and charged with attempted rape and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison. He cannot be rewarded time for good behavior and will have to register as a Tier 3 sex offender for life. Once he is released from prison, he will be placed on probation for five years.
By John Futty | The Columbus Dispatch | Tuesday October 2, 2012
One of three men accused of robbing and murdering a Dublin gas-station attendant eight months ago pleaded guilty today and could be sent to prison for life with no chance of parole.
Austin M. Cusey, 18, also pleaded guilty to his role in a robbery at the Dublin Max & Erma’s restaurant and a break-in at the Powder Room gun range in Powell, just days before the murder.
Read the full story: Man pleads guilty to slaying of Dublin gas-station clerk
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh | KPBS
A shooting at the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” has reopened the debate about the impact of violent images in the media.
- Joe Scott has been asked by the Ohio State Bar Association to give a presentation at the Death Penalty Defense: Trials and Appeals seminar on May 10-11, 2012 on the topic of Identifying and Preserving Prosecutorial Misconduct. View OSBA seminar information.