Claiming federal authorities are retaliating against him "for his vigorous representation of criminal defendants," a Georgia attorney facing money laundering charges has filed court pleadings that accuse federal prosecutors of "outrageous governmental misconduct." In one of a series of motions to dismiss, J. Mark Shelnutt says authorities recruited his clients, criminal defense lawyers representing co-defendants of his clients, and federal prosecutors to secretly record his personal and telephone conversations.
Indicted Lawyer Says Feds Recruited Clients, Fellow Lawyers in Probe
July 8, 2009