Veteran Washington, DC, defense attorney Charles F. Daum, 66, of Arnold was found guilty of obstruction of justice and subornation of perjury this week after a six-week trial ended in his conviction, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Daum was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, three counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of subornation of perjury. He was acquitted of one charge of witness tampering, according to the release.
The trial in U.S. District Court also ended in the conviction of two of his associates—private investigators Daaiyah Pasha, 62, and Iman Pasha, 32, who were each found guilty of one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to the release.
Prosecutors said Daum fabricated evidence and facilitated perjury from two defense witnesses, said Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.
“He and his co-conspirators fabricated evidence to submit in his client’s criminal trial, and he further suborned perjury from two defense witnesses," Breuer said in the release. "It’s astounding that a lawyer could commit these crimes, which undermine the integrity of our criminal justice system. The court found Mr. Daum guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he now faces prison time as a result.”
Sentencing for Daum is scheduled for November. He faces up to 15 years jail time and a maximum of $750,000 in fines, according to the release.