One of the 100 most interesting persons in the Sacramento area? My friend and former co-worker at the Federal Defender's office. Really? Well, that's according to this week's Sacramento News & Review:
Mark Reichel specializes in battling overweaning federal prosecutors trying to pin domestic terrorism charges on kids. He defended (unsuccessfully) Auburn’s Eric McDavid in an eco-terrorism case that raised troubling questions about the use of FBI snitches who urge their marks to commit crimes. More recently, he defended one of the alleged conspirators in the so-called Laos coup plot, another case where many think the government did most of the conspiring. Talking to Reichel about his work is to get a peek into the weird and wooly world of domestic terrorism, real and imagined.
Sacramento News & Review, 12/9/10. Also included in the top 100 is Sacramento U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly J. Mueller.