NJ court appearance for Artie Lange moved to later date

A New Jersey court appearance for “Howard Stern Show” radio personality Artie Lange (LANG) on a charge of driving under the influence of an intoxicant has been rescheduled for next month.

The comedian and author of the best-selling book “Too Fat to Fish” originally was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a pretrial conference. That date is changed to Sept. 9.

Lange was charged following a minor traffic accident last month in Toms River, about 50 miles south-southwest of New York City.

Police say Lange’s vehicle struck the back of another vehicle. They say no one was injured.

Defense lawyer Michael Grasso entered a not guilty plea for Lange on July 14. He says the 41-year-old Lange passed an alcohol screening test after the accident.

via ap

High Pitch Erik: Court Appearance

High Pitch Erik (aka Erik Bleaman)appeared in court on August 24th for his latest court appearance. Erik has a new lawyer. His previous lawyer told the District Attorney that Erik had “worked” for the Howard Stern Show (as employment) and that he was fully able to pay restitution.

Erik’s current lawyer explained to the court that his client is not employed, hasn’t been employed, is under psychiatric care/therapy and taking medication. He expressed that Erik is currently technically “homeless” etc etc etc. He asked for an adjournment to gather documentation of the above, including medical records, etc. He did express that Erik is living on unemployment, and a small allocation of food stamps. Erik’s treatment is being paid for by Medicaid.

The judge therefore gave him this one last adjournment for the lawyer to get everything together to be presented again October 29th.