Prosecution Makes Drug Allegations in Swann St. Homicide Case

Robert Wone Case: The Allegation About Drugs was originally published on City Desk on Dec. 22, 2008, at 1:26 pm

Last week, U.S. Attorney prosecutor Glenn Kirschner alleged in a D.C. Superior Court hearing on the Robert Wone case that one of three defendants has a criminal history. Kirschner claimed in court that Joseph Price, an attorney with Arent Fox, had either possessed or distributed E, Meth and/or coke. Up to this point, Price was just an intellectual property lawyer.

During the hearing, Price’s attorney Bernard Grimm stated that the drug allegation was news to him.

The allegation struck us as odd. A check in D.C. Superior Court files shows that Joseph Price does not have a criminal record. He has never been charged or convicted of a drug offense. In response to an inquiry, Channing Phillips, the U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson, stated in an e-mail that he could not comment.

“I’m not able to elaborate beyond what Kirschner said in court,” Phillips stated.

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