Bloomberg’s Philip Boroff reveals that Lawrence Salander has a criminal lawyer paid for by an anonymous benefactor. Earlier reports claimed a benefactor was supporting Salander and paying the mortgage on their Millbrook estate:
Charles A. Ross, a white-haired attorney with black-rimmed glasses, said in criminal court in lower Manhattan today that he will represent Salander on an ongoing basis. Ross appeared with the 59-year-old dealer at his March 26 arraignment but didn’t commit then to taking the case.
[ . . . ] “There are friends and supporters of Larry Salander that care very much for him,” Ross said. “If they were asked to help a friend in need, they wouldn’t want his attorney sharing sensitive information.” [ . . . ] Salander and his wife, Julie, have four children, 6 to 12, according to a letter that Julie Salander wrote to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Cecilia Morris this month. Their home, on 66 acres in Millbrook, New York, is on the market for $5.5 million. The gallery, which was also indicted, hasn’t retained a criminal lawyer in the case, Judge Obus said today.