Pittsburgh defense attorney Kevin Abramovitz arrested in the Courthouse on drug-related charges among others

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What a show - being arrested in the COURTHOUSE. The article title does NOT do justice to the number of criminal charges attorney Abramovitz is now facing.

Pittsburgh defense attorney Kevin Abramovitz arrested in the Courthouse on drug-related charges among others

A well-known Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney was arrested Thursday in the Allegheny County Courthouse on drug and other charges related to an overdose.

Kevin Abramovitz, 37, was arraigned later in the day in City Court, after having been removed from the fifth floor of the courthouse by Pittsburgh detectives.

He was charged with intimidation of witnesses, hindering apprehension, conspiracy, obstruction of administration of law, possession of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful taking and other offenses.

A co-defendant, Danielle Smith, 34, faces charges including conspiracy, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, tampering with evidence and obstruction of administration of law.

Komron Jon Maknoon, the attorney representing Mr. Abramovitz, said he did not have details about the charges.

“At this point, there’s nothing to tell. It’s under seal,” he said.

The case against Mr. Abramovitz proceeded through the Allegheny County grand jury system, where proceedings are held in secret.

“We really aren’t going to know a lot even when it’s unsealed,” Mr. Maknoon said. “We’re kind of in the dark.”

Mr. Abramovitz and Ms. Smith were released from custody after arraignment. They would not comment as they left City Court.

A spokesman for the Allegheny County district attorney’s office said he could not comment. A spokeswoman for Allegheny County said she had no record of Mr. Abramovitz being at the jail, as is typical when charges are filed under seal.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was awaiting a response from Pittsburgh police about the arrest.

“Kevin’s a great guy. Kevin’s a great lawyer,” Mr. Maknoon said. “Kevin fights for his clients, and it makes me sad to represent him.”

Court records show Mr. Abramovitz represented Ms. Smith in six cases in 2016. Ms. Smith faced mostly drug, DUI and disorderly conduct charges in those cases.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette