Ex-Miramonte Teacher Mark Berndt Hires Defense Attorney - NBC Southern California

    Ex-Miramonte Teacher Mark Berndt Hires Defense Attorney

    Mark Berndt has hired Manny Medrano, a Harvard-educated prosecutor, journalist and now, defense attorney. Medrano intends to ask the court to reduce the $23 million bail level set for Berndt, accused of lewd conduct against his students. Medrano said he thinks the bail amount is "illegal and unconstitutional." Patrick Healy reports from Downtown LA for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2012. (Published Thursday, Dec 13, 2012) Mark Berndt has hired Manny Medrano, a Harvard-educated prosecutor, journalist and now, defense attorney. Medrano intends to ask the court to reduce... See More