Lawyer Behaving Badly (Update x2): "Religious Freedom" Lawyer GUILTY on Child Porn Charges -- Victim Was Her Daughter

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    Nov 18, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/2790496-95/biron-charges-lawyer-manchester

    Concord (N.H.) MonitorA Manchester lawyer took a teenage girl to Canada, had her engage in sexual activity and convinced her to let it be filmed, according to federal indictments.

    FBI agents swiftly arrested Lisa Biron yesterday morning as she awaited a hearing on child pornography charges at Manchester’s district court. About 9 a.m. FBI agents entered the courtroom, told Biron to leave her belongings and took her into an adjoining conference room where she remained for several minutes before coming out in handcuffs...

    Biron, who is associated with a national coalition of Christian lawyers, was formally told of the federal charges against her: transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children.

    Judge Landya McCafferty decided to detain Biron yesterday, largely, she said, because she is believed to have broken most of the bail conditions imposed on the district-level pornography charges.

    A judge there ordered Biron last month to use her computer only for work, not possess weapons and have no contact with the teenage girl in the five videos and two pictures found on her computer.

    The no-contact order was the only condition Biron appears to have honored, prosecutor Helen Fitzgibbon told McCafferty.

    Fitzgibbon said since her release, Biron posted an advertisement on Craigslist, the same listing service where she met the individual who ultimately tipped off the Manchester police about the pornography on her computer...

    That was enough evidence for the judge, who said that while she didn’t consider Biron a flight risk, she was concerned her release would be dangerous for the community.

    McCafferty told Biron she was “not at all comfortable” she would abide by new bail conditions if released.

    “There is evidence that you at least thought you had a loaded gun under your mattress,” McCafferty said...

    In making her case that Biron should be held, Fitzgibbon also made the following allegations:

    ∎ Two witnesses have testified to seeing Biron in possession of ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine.

    ∎ Biron sent a threatening text message to the person who turned her in to the police, advising him he would have to watch his back “FOR EVER.”

    ∎ Biron sent a text to a friend saying she might flee to Cuba because she had “nothing left.”

    ∎ Biron has asked people to lie to law enforcement about her case.

    ∎ Other juveniles have been subjected to Biron’s sexual activity and drug use.

    The district court charges, seven counts of possessing child pornography, were filed against Biron on Oct. 9...

    Biron was scheduled for a probable cause hearing yesterday where a judge would have weighed whether there was enough evidence for the case to be forwarded to Hillsborough County Superior Court.

    Biron’s appointed lawyer on those charges had filed to waive the hearing just before the FBI agents took her into custody.

    The federal charges against Biron are scheduled for trial in January. If convicted, she faces 10 years to life in prison on the transportation charge and 15 years to life in prison on each of the exploitation of children charges...

    Biron is associated with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group of lawyers who, according to their website, are committed to keeping “the door open for the spread of the Gospel” by advocating for “religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family”...

    She recently served on the board of directors at Mount Zion Christian Schools in Manchester, according to the school’s headmaster.


    FYI, "Alliance Defending Freedom" is the new name for the Alliance Defense Fund. Because "freedom. duh!"

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/alliance-defense-fund
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    Nov 26, 2012 12:56 PM GMT
    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/20/u-s-family-values-lawyer-accused-of-taking-young-teen-to-canada-for-sex/

    National PostThe ADF distanced itself from Ms. Biron on Tuesday.

    “Thousands of attorneys across the country and the globe donate their time providing free legal services in our areas of interest. However, these attorneys are neither our employees nor our agents,” said Greg Scott, spokesman for the ADF.

    “This attorney was one of those thousands. She is in private practice and has never been employed by Alliance Defending Freedom.”


    ...they say as they scrub references to her from their website...
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    dayumm saidhttp://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/20/u-s-family-values-lawyer-accused-of-taking-young-teen-to-canada-for-sex/

    National PostThe ADF distanced itself from Ms. Biron on Tuesday.

    “Thousands of attorneys across the country and the globe donate their time providing free legal services in our areas of interest. However, these attorneys are neither our employees nor our agents,” said Greg Scott, spokesman for the ADF.

    “This attorney was one of those thousands. She is in private practice and has never been employed by Alliance Defending Freedom.”

    ...they say as they scrub references to her from their website...

    And perhaps a bit of Stalin-era photo editing to remove her image from ADF group pictures? LOL!
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    GUILTY ON 8 CHARGES.

    http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/AP-Lawyer-found-guilty-in-child-pornography-trial/-/9857858/18082352/-/21hml9z/-/index.html

    APCONCORD, N.H. —A Manchester lawyer has been found guilty of exploiting a 14-year-old girl to produce child pornography, The Associated Press reported.

    Lisa Biron, 43, was accused of videotaping the girl having sex with two men. Biron faced eight federal indictments on charges of child sexual exploitation, transporting a child across state lines to produce child pornography and possession of child pornography, and was convicted on all of them after the jury deliberated for less than an hour.

    The trial began Wednesday, with prosecutors calling to the stand two men who said Biron videotaped them having sex with the 14-year-old.

    The final witness for the prosecution was an FBI agent who specializes in computer forensics. He testified that he retrieved pornographic images from a computer that had Biron listed as the owner. He said a confiscated iPhone also had a sexually explicit video involving the girl.

    A couple of phone calls recorded while Biron was in jail led off closing arguments for the government. In one call, Biron was heard talking to her father and saying of the 14-year-old girl that "she had a part in this."

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Fitzgibbon said the call is typical of Biron placing the blame for her problems on a young girl.

    Fitzgibbon told the jury that this is a very straightforward case about a woman who used the girl as a sexual object and videotaped it. She said the evidence is clear that Biron took the girl to Canada to make the video and that she exploited the girl, encouraging her to drink, smoke marijuana and have sex.

    The defense called no witnesses. Defense attorney James Moir told the jury things are not as clear as prosecutors claimed. He said the case is not about whether Biron is a good or bad person but rather, whether the government proved each element of the charges against her.


    Looks like that was open and shut to the jury. Alliance Defending Fornicators, your thoughts?

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    Jan 11, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    Okay, ewww.

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/01/alliance-defense-fund-lawyer-found.html

    http://t.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130110/NEWS/130119999/-1/NEWSMAP&template=tabletart

    Joe.My.God.UDPATE: The identity of the victim in the case had been shielded ever since Lisa Biron was arrested as is the standard for victims of sexual abuse. The Associated Press is now reporting that the victim was her daughter.


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    These are the types of people arguing against your right to get married.
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    dayumm saidOkay, ewww.

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/01/alliance-defense-fund-lawyer-found.html

    http://t.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130110/NEWS/130119999/-1/NEWSMAP&template=tabletart

    Joe.My.God.UDPATE: The identity of the victim in the case had been shielded ever since Lisa Biron was arrested as is the standard for victims of sexual abuse. The Associated Press is now reporting that the victim was her daughter.


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    These are the types of people arguing against your right to get married.

    An anti-gay position that a lot of guys here defend, saying gays don't need marriage. Because they personally don't want to be in a marriage, so none of the rest of us should enjoy it, either. Thanks for your solidarity, guys. icon_razz.gif