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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Girlfriend of lawyer linked to the Philadelphia mob found dead in bathtub


Julia Law began working for A. Charles Peruto Jr.’s Philadelphia law firm in July 2011 as a paralegal. According to reports, the two were dating.
Julia Law began working for A. Charles Peruto Jr.’s Philadelphia law firm in July 2011 as a paralegal. According to reports, the two were dating.
The body of a 26-year-old paralegal was discovered Saturday in the Philadelphia home of a prominent criminal defense attorney.
The victim — identified as Julia Law — was found naked and face down in the bathtub inside of lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr.’s Center City condo, reported CBS affiliate KYW-TV.
Sources said Peruto, 58, was in Avalon on the Jersey Shore when Law's body was found around 10 a.m. Peruto and the beautiful brunette were dating, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
A maintenance man discovered Law in a third-floor bathroom.
Criminal defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. wasn’t home Saturday morning when Law’s body was found, according to reports.
Criminal defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. wasn’t home Saturday morning when Law’s body was found, according to reports.
“The first thing I did was call 911 and police showed up. I then went to homicide to give my accounts of what happened,” the unidentified man told NBC affiliate WCAU-TV.
The Medical Examiner’s Office was set to perform an autopsy Saturday night. A spokesman declined to comment Sunday.

Philadelphia police couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Police interviewed Peruto and weren’t investigating Law’s death as suspicious, according to reports.
Police interviewed Peruto and weren’t investigating Law’s death as suspicious, according to reports.
Since the exact cause of death wasn’t known Saturday, homicide detectives interviewed Peruto, sources told The Inquirer. He is not considered a suspect.
Law began working as a paralgegal at Peruto’s office in July 2011 after graduating from Drexel University, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Peruto has gained notoriety defending mobsters, including Joey Merlino and Nicodemo Scarfo.
“As can be seen on this website under ‘Past Cases,’ he has been called a ‘ferocious cross examiner,’ ‘gives a supreme closing argument to a Jury’, and ‘very entertaining on an otherwise boring case,’” touts Peruto’s website.
The audacious attorney also represented his friend, former Philadelphia TV weatherman John Bolaris, who claimed two beautiful Eastern European “bar girls” drugged him during a trip to Miami in 2010 and stole tens of thousands of dollars.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-found-dead-home-philly-lawyer-article-1.1355062#ixzz2UQgPeHHu


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