Colleagues call his ethics beyond reproach; Vice President Al Gore relied on him in his fight to get ballots recounted in the 2000 presidential election. But Miami attorney Ben Kuehne appeared Thursday before a federal magistrate charged with laundering $5.2 million in drug money that was transferred to defend a Colombian cocaine kingpin. The indictment revives the issue of the legal suitability of money accepted by criminal defense attorneys from clients accused of drug trafficking and money laundering.
Defense Bar Rallies Behind Attorney Charged With Laundering Drug Money
Daily Business Review
February 8, 2008