The Trials of Frank Carson

Los Angeles Times

The Trials of Frank Carson


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From Christopher Goffard, the Los Angeles Times reporter and host behind the hit podcasts “Dirty John” and “Detective Trapp,” comes a new eight-episode true crime podcast, “The Trials of Frank Carson.” “The Trials of Frank Carson” is a story of power, politics and the law in California’s Central Valley. Frank Carson was Stanislaus County’s most controversial defense attorney, a wizard with juries and a courtroom brawler with an unapologetically caustic style. He racked up legal wins for decades. He was the terror of police and prosecutors, often accusing them personally of corruption. When a small-time thief disappeared, police — some of them Carson’s...

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Score: 5

Robin & Kristin • The Clink Jun 26, 2021

"...ulcer-inducing story of conspiracy, contempt and corruption. This story will give you indigestion."

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