ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A Maryland lawyer and the interpreter are charged with trying to intimidate a rape of the victim by the increase of the possibility of deportation if they testified against their client.
A Baltimore grand jury indicted lawyer Christos Vasiliades and interpreter Edgar Rodriguez on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and intimidation of a victim and a witness.
The woman and her husband sought help from law enforcement and then back with the men, this time recording what they said. The indictment says Rodriguez told them that under a President Donald Trump, “somebody goes to the court, and the tree, they were carried away.”
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Wednesday that he believes that this “unfortunate new” method of intimidation is born from a climate of fear in the immigrant community.”