Atlanta GA May 25 2012 A former Fulton County prosecutor turned high-profile defense attorney was charged Thursday with intent to distribute methamphetamine and ecstasy, Atlanta police said in a statement.
Rand Csehy, a former assistant district attorney who participated in the prosecution of Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols, was arrested during a law enforcement sting, according to the APD.
Csehy, 40, also was charged with with two counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony and cocaine possession. He was released Thursday on a $25,000 signature bond.
Atlanta police said the attorney, who is now in private practice with his wife, Gayle, arrived at an predetermined location with the drugs and, after contacting an unidentified source, was arrested. The APD would not elaborate on the specifics of the case.
Csehy’s clients, according to the superlawyers.com website, include drug cartels and dealers, and most of the business of Csehy Law Group is criminal defense. He also represented Atlanta police Officer Greg Junnier, charged in the shooting death of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnson in her home.
Last August, police found Csehy outside his office in downtown Atlanta bleeding from the head after what he said was an attack by a client. The attorney told police he was hit from behind while getting into his vehicle.