Attorney, ex-mayoral candidate surrenders to police, faces several criminal charges

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A prominent local attorney and former mayoral candidate is facing multiple criminal charges, and turned himself in Tuesday.

Stamford attorney Darnell Crosland, who was running as a Republican candidate for mayor of Norwalk, has been charged with bribery of a witness, tampering with a witness and conspiracy to commit tampering with a witness.

A warrant was issued in conjunction with the statewide Prosecution Bureau of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, and has been ordered sealed for 14 days from the date of arrest.

Crosland says he merely referred a client to another attorney, and say this could have been just a glorified grievance.

Crosland walked into Troop G Tuesday, surrounded by supporters, including his lawyer Wayne Keeney.

"I was arrested for the work that I do," says Crosland. "And it was by Stamford state's Attorney's Office, and we're going to fight this thing 'till the end.'"

Crosland's attorney says this is an unusual set of circumstances, and believes his client is being targeted because of his success at winning cases.

Crosland posted a $35,000 bond and was released. He's due back in court Oct. 10.

 

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