Attorney Richard Rosen. ha ha.
Fisherman’s Wharf restaurateur Sam Mercurio appeared to be in deep water Thursday in the case of his competitor’s missing seating pagers.
Testimony will continue this afternoon, but Judge Tom Wills seemed to indicate Thursday he thought Mercurio’s defense attorney was all washed up in his contention that a diver’s recovery of the pagers from the water beneath Mercurio’s restaurant constituted an illegal warrantless search.<
Shake and Mercurio faced off in a Salinas courtroom Thursday afternoon as prosecutor Mary Tatum fought defense attorney Richard Rosen’s motion to suppress the pagers as evidence because they were illegally seized without a warrant from Mercurio’s leased property.