Goldstein Law Group - In The Media
Los Angeles Times -
March 2016 - Lacey gains LA Times endorsement following Blockbuster II fundraiser. The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board endorsed Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey for District Attorney in the primary election, and now they've renewed their endorsement ahead of the general election, just over three weeks away. Michael Goldstein had introduced the lawyer-entrepreneur to Jackie Lacey and the world of politics at an early morning meeting at the Coffee Bean. From that moment there was no going back, Baruch said, and he and Goldstein worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to bring together a group of Hollywood heavy-hitters who made these two 'Blockbuster' events the undoubted success that they are.
Goldstein, who got to know Jackie Lacey when he was a law clerk with the DA's Office in the 1990's and has become a close friend, decided to get involved in Lacey's campaign because 'she's a special person, and the right person at the right time.' But Goldstein doesn't claim the credit for the success of the campaign, citing a who's who laundry list of entertainment industry and business leaders who were in attendance. He says it's Lacey who get the support from the people he introduces her to. 'Once they meet Jackie it's easy,' he says, 'it's easy to get behind the right person.'
Vanity Fair Magazine - 2010 - "The Suspects Wore Louboutins"
Mr. Goldstein's client is allegedly involved in the most audacious burglary gang in recent Hollywood history–accused of stealing more than $3 million in clothing and jewelry from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and other stars–appears to be a bunch of club-hopping Valley kids, motivated by vanity and celebrity-worship.
Los Angeles Times - "Plea Deals In Works For defendants In Bling Ring Burglary Case"
Los Angeles Times - "Drug Dealer In 'Bling Ring' Burglary Case Pleads No Contest"
Los Angeles Times - "Bling Ring Confession Helped Break Celebrity Burglary Case"
Los Angeles Times - "Calabasas T.V. Star Pleads Guilty in Bling Ring Burglary Case"
Los Angeles Times - "Bling Ring Burglary Member Released From County Jail"
Inland Empire Weekly - 2008 - "Scape Vote"
Attorney Michael A. Goldstein represented the own of Young Political Majors (YPM) who was charged with two felony counts of voter-registration fraud and two felony counts of perjury. Mr. Goldstein negotiated a plea deal where all felony charges were dismissed and his client avoided jail time. Our client pled guilty to a single misdemeanor count and was sentenced to just 30 days of community service and three years informal probation.
TMZ.com - 2009 - "Johnny Dangerous - I'm No Snitch"
Mr. Goldstein's client is suspected of being part of the "Burglar Bunch", a group of individuals who allegedly broke into celebrity residences. In addition to his alleged connection to the group, our client is facing six counts possession for sale of a controlled substance and several firearm charges.
E! Online - 2009 - "Burglar Bunch's Alleged Ringleader Won't Fess Up Just Yet"
The Burglar Bunch is accused of ripping off celebrities Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox and others. Michael Goldstein's client is facing multiple felony charges and is being held on $400,000 bail. In this article, Michael defends his client against his alleged role in the burglaries.
Los Angeles Times - 2009 - "Luxury Items Seized in 'Bling Ring' Probe"
An LAPD search warrant shows that diamonds and jewelry believed stolen from celebrities were found in suspects' homes. Police recovered items believed to belong to Paris Hilton and actor Brian Austin Green. The affidavit names five alleged members of the Burglar Bunch, including Mr. Goldstein's client.
Drug Enforcement Administration News Release - 2007 - "Sandbagged! DEA Case Nets 400 Arrest, $45 Million and 18 Tons of Drugs"
Michael's client is part of this multi-defendant drug trafficking case. The DEA conducted a long-term investigation into an alleged Mexican drug trafficking organization and it's U.S. based distribution cells. More than 400 individuals were arrested nationwide.
- Fox News.com - "Justice Department Announces $45 Million Multi-Ton Drug Bust Targeting Mexican Organization"