Gerald Shargel: Savvy Criminal Defense Lawyer for the Mob

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Gerald Shargel, Criminal Defense Lawyer for the Mob, Dies at 77”:

Gerald Shargel, who unapologetically vowed to “do anything that the law will allow” to defend the Mafia bosses, crooked politicians and other miscreants he represented for more than four decades as a savvy criminal lawyer, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan.

“He was the best criminal lawyer of his generation,” said Joan Wexler, the former president and dean of Brooklyn Law School, his alma mater.