He recently sent a letter to a judge asking for leniency in a case involving a family friend. The crime? Killing a teenager in a drunk-driving accident.
One wonders what kind of dirt the defendant had on said mayor.
Berman apologizes for letter about convict
Berman initially released a statement to KNXV-TV (Channel 15) after news about the letter came out. In that statement, he wrote: "If I had to do it over again, I would have written the letter on a personal letterhead rather than town stationary."
He also added: "Before writing the letter, I checked public records and found no indication that Raymond had ever been cited previously for DUI."
But Kohan has a detailed criminal past.
Court records show that he has seven drug arrests, two other DUIs, grand theft and petty theft charges, disorderly conduct arrests, probation violation and was found driving with a suspended license.
It's not clear how Berman and Kohan know each other.
Kohan couldn't be reached, and Berman won't talk about their relationship.
But in the mayor's letter, he wrote that he has known Kohan and his family socially and professionally for a number of years.