June 28, 2011

State’s key witness recants statements

Pioneer Press – 2011-06-28 The state’s key witness against Diane Bakdash – the Roseville mother accused of helping her son sell the car he allegedly used […]
May 26, 2011

Shakopee attorney sentenced for tax evasion

Star Tribune – 2011-05-26 Attorney Sam McCloud, known for his outsized personality and his ability to get clients and himself out of legal jams, showed little […]
April 29, 2011

Alleged accomplice in son’s murder given reduced bail

City Pages – 2011-04-29 Now that 66-year-old Diane Bakdash has appeared in court on the charge of accessory after the fact to murder, we’re getting a […]
April 26, 2011

Mother of Roseville suspect in fatal Dinkytown hit-and-run is charged as an accomplice

Pioneer Press – 2011-04-26 Diane Bakdash is a loving mother struggling with the heartbreak of an adult son plagued by alcohol problems, but she is not […]
April 26, 2011

Attorney convinces court to reduce bail

Star Tribune – 2011-04-26 Bail reduced for mom in fatal hit-and-run Diane Bakdash’s attorney made all the familiar arguments in pushing to have her bail lowered: […]
April 26, 2011

Bail reduced from $1,000,000 to $100,000

Fox 9 News – 2011-04-26 Ryan convinced a Hennepin County District Court Judge to reduce his client’s bail from $1,000,000 to $100,000. His client is charged […]
August 27, 2010

First Amendment win

WCCO (Minneapolis) – 2010-08-27 Charges dismissed against [Client] who posted alleged offensive cartoons regarding the Muslim religion. St. Cloud City Attorney Matt Staehling expressed disappointment but […]
June 24, 2010

[Client] claims free speech right to slag on Muslims

City Pages – 2010-06-24 By Hart Van Denburg Sometimes this whole defense-of-free-speech thing is darned annoying. Here we are, for goodness sakes, watching some guy from […]
April 24, 2010

Minnesota man gets hearing on First Amendment

USA Today – 2010-04-24 ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who admits posting several anti-Muslim cartoons in St. Cloud will get a chance to […]