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Daily Archives: September 14th, 2009

P. Kevin Castel

Judge P. Kevin Castel has been called a fair judge by peers and ex-jurists.

The federal judge handling John A. (Junior) Gotti’s fourth trial, which starts Monday, has a resume long on complex civil cases and short on mob expertise.

But acquaintances, lawyers who’ve worked with him, and even jurors from past cases, say P. Kevin Castel probably won’t have any trouble keeping prosecutors and the mob scion’s bare-knuckle lawyers in line

“He calls them like he sees them – the balls, the strikes,” said Robert Giuffra Jr., a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell’s litigation group who has known Castel for more than 15 years.