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Appellate Term of the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the 2nd, 11th & 13th Judicial DistrictsAug 28, 2018
2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 82965 (N.Y. App. Div. 2018)

Motion No: 2016-01703 KCR


The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Rodney Johnson, Appellant.




Motion by Paul Skip Laisure, Esq., counsel assigned to represent appellant on an appeal from a judgment of conviction of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, Kings County, rendered June 13, 2016, in effect, to be relieved as counsel on the ground that appellant has abandoned the appeal by failing to respond to inquiries made to him by assigned counsel.

Upon the papers filed in support of the motion and the papers filed in opposition thereto, it is

ORDERED that appellant is directed to show cause before this court why an order should or should not be made and entered dismissing the appeal on the ground that he has abandoned the appeal, by filing an affirmation or affidavit on that issue in the office of the Clerk of this court by September 19, 2018; and it is further,

ORDERED that the motion by assigned counsel is held in abeyance in the interim; and it is further,

ORDERED that the Clerk of this court or his designee is directed to serve a copy of this order to show cause upon appellant at his last known place of residence, and upon the attorney who last appeared for him, and upon the District Attorney, by ordinary mail pursuant to CPL 470.60 (2).


Paul Kenny

Chief Clerk

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