Dominique Tricaud

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Dominique Tricaud (born, 1955 in Paris, France) is a lawyer whose fame in the United States derives from his being the defense attorney in Paris, France, of Ira Einhorn, the famous environmentalist, convicted in absentia of murder. Tricaud claimed he had never lost an extradition case and that "the French will not send a man back to a barbaric country where he was tried without being present to defend himself".[1] Tricaud eventually lost the case and Einhorn was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, in the United States. The Einhorn case was the basis for the TV film The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer in 1999. Einhorn was convicted in the United States in 2001. He was also the advocate for Jean Germain, mayor of Tours, who died before standing trial.

More recently, Tricaud was again the defense attorney in a high-profile legal case in France as the lawyer for rapper Hamé of French rap group La Rumeur, who was accused of libeling the police.[2][3] He also represents French politician Julien Dray, who is accused of corruption.[4][5]


  1. ^ "TIME Archive: The Ira Einhorn Case". Time. 2001-07-20. Retrieved 2008-12-26.
  2. ^ "Hamé, du groupe de rap La Rumeur, relaxé". Le Monde (in French). 2008-09-26.
  3. ^ Bennhold, Katrin (2003-03-29). "Rapper in France is acquitted of libeling the police". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2008-12-26.
  4. ^ Davet., Gérard; Christine Garin (2008-12-21). "L'enquête sur Julien Dray embarrasse les socialistes" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 2008-12-26.
  5. ^ "Julien Dray "n'a rien à se reprocher", selon son avocat" (in French). Le Monde. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-12-26.