A 42 year old Defense Attorney, David Decosta was accused of assisting
in the use of contraband in prisons and also helping a gang of street
criminals. The drugs in question were Heroin and Methamphetamine.
As per the statements of eyewitnesses and the documents submitted in court,
David Decosta, on September 18, tried to smuggle drugs that were affixed
a note pad that he used to document legal points to one of his clients
whom he was representing called Jesse Alejandro.
Another 19 year old woman, Emily Keen who is supposed to be Jesse Alejandro's
girl friend was also accused of the same offence. According to documents
submitted in court David confessed that Emily Keen granted sexual favors
in lieu of his smuggling drugs to the prison inmates.
Jesse Alejandro who is 24 years of age has been convicted of
car theft and is waiting for trial on those charges. He has also been charged in
a conspiracy of a
first degree murder. He was also accused of selling drugs inside the prisons.
Another attorney who was representing Alejandro was also accused of smuggling
drugs to prison inmates. Decosta is the second such Phoenix Criminal defense attorney.
In the murder conspiracy case Alejandro was represented by Jason Keller
a 35 year old Defense Attorney. He was convicted in Sept 2008 when he
was caught in Closed Circuit cameras smuggling a mobile phone and narcotics
to prison inmates who belonged to the Mexican Drug Mafia. Alejandro was
also one of the accused in the case.
Keller acceded to the charges and pleaded guilty of assisting in the promotion
of drugs in the prison. In the sentence that is to be announced on Oct
30, he would be sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 3 to 12 ½ years.
Keller also accepted in court that he was an addict of
methamphetamine when he attempted to smuggle them.