“Larry Noodles” is Lawrence S. Dressler. I practiced civil law and criminal defense for close to 20 years in the City of New Haven, State of Connecticut. I am currently suspended from the practice of law. I spent 18 months locked up in a Federal prison “camp” located in Otisville, New York. Because the prison is low security it is referred to as a “camp.” I pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud. I had a very small role as a closing attorney in a very large mortgage fraud scam involving many individuals, some indicted, some not. The Department of Justice indicted ten people in my case, almost half of whom were lawyers who made no profit other than closing fees. All of the lawyers pleaded guilty to conspiracy. None of the sellers, who made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling their gutted out multi family houses, were indicted.
I was named “Larry Noodles” by fellow inmates because I got caught with a bag of cooked spiral pasta that I smuggled out of the prison warehouse and into my cubicle. I started blogging while I was incarcerated. I published some of my blogs on a popular New Haven news website, ie., the New Haven Independent. I blogged about how I got my nickname “Larry Noodles”; about a Jewish inmate named Sholom Rubashkin, who used to own the largest kosher meat processing company in the world; I blogged about inmate drug dealers from the Bronx; about the angriest inmate in the camp who was the anger management class teacher; I blogged about the anger management class teacher’s best friend, ie., Iranian inmate Hassan Nemazee, who was nominated by Bill Clinton to serve as Ambassador to Argentina; about actor / rapper Will Smith’s attorney, an inmate who ran the prison warehouse; I blogged about how the Russian inmates took over the prison camp; about competitive prison soccer games that pitted Russian inmates against Columbian inmates; about recently convicted former Connecticut governor John Rowland who was going to be locked up in Otisville; I blogged about authorized surgical procedures performed by inmates in prison on a very sensitive part of a man’s body. I blogged about how Passover was celebrated in prison. I blogged about Jewish inmates being transported in the prison bus to the “mikveh” or ritual bath, in order to purify themselves before the Jewish holidays. I blogged about a former chiropractor from Connecticut who almost got in trouble for smuggling a can opener into the prison. I blogged about a New York mortgage fraud attorney who got solitary confinement for smuggling an MP3 player into the prison.
Eventually the inmates discovered that I was blogging from prison. My fellow inmates got very angry. They made life very difficult for Larry Noodles. They dumped soup on my bunk. They yelled at me and harassed me every chance they got. They stole my prison watch. One inmate used my winter hat as a toilet. I decided to suspend my blogs from prison until after I was released. I am a free man now. I am using my free time as a free man to write about what goes on in prison. I am also using my free time to appear on a radio show to talk about what goes on in prison.
The picture below is my mug shot taken on the day I entered prison, which was May 21, 2014. The other picture was taken in the prison parking lot on the day I was released, which was November 2, 2015.
Larry Noodles On HBO Vice:
Larry Noodles On Bill Maher
Larry Noodles In The New York Times