A defense attorney in the YSL Rico trial is no longer facing jail time. And it’s thanks, in large part, to strip club chicken wings.
According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution, attorney Suri Chadha Jimenez was held in contempt this week after he showed up to Tuesday’s court hearing a few minutes late. The presidential judge, Ural Glanville, ordered Jimenez to purchase lunch for the other lawyers in the case, and suggested he get the grub from a nearby sandwich shop. But Jimenez decided he’d pull some strings and order his colleagues some Magic City wings.
He told AJC the iconic strip club doesn’t open its kitchen until 3 pm, but made its management make an exception and have the food ready by 12:30 pm on Friday. Jimenez, who represents defendant Cordarius Dorsey, said he lunch was a huge hit, as his fellow attorneys had multiple servings of the Magic wings and the customer-favorite Lemon Pepper BBQ wings.
“They made a chef come early, cook all the delicious wings for us,” Jimenez said. “They were hot and ready for me to pick up at the time they told me. They made it happen so I was very happy.”
He continued: “I like to support local businesses, I like to support minority employers. I’ve been there many times to show my support for the local community.”
WSB-TV reports Judge Glanville has implemented a rule in which any YSL lawyer who is held in contempt must buy lunch for the other legal teams or face some kind of punishment. According to AJC, defense attorney Eric Johnson was threatened with 20 days in jail after he was”found in contempt for leaving the courtroom without permission.” He dodged jail time by writing a 17-page research paper about “the importance of professionalism in the legal field.”