NJ lawyer charged in murder plot due in court

NEWARK, N.J. - September 12, 2011

Paul Bergrin's former clients include entertainers Queen Latifah and Lil' Kim.

He was arrested in 2009 and charged with a host of offenses including bribery and prostitution. He's accused of arranging the murder of a government witness in Newark and trying to hire a hit man to murder another witness.

A judge threw out racketeering charges against him last year. But a federal appeals court reinstated the charges in April.

Bergrin is scheduled to go to trial this fall.

On Monday, he will argue pretrial motions in U.S. District Court in Newark.

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