Criminal defense attorney Michael Essmyer and his firm don't want to represent jailed financier R. Allen Stanford anymore -- and they claim that Stanford feels the same way. Essmyer and his firm filed a motion Friday asking to withdraw from representing Stanford -- but Texas federal Judge David Hittner might not allow them off the case. When Hittner allowed Stanford to substitute Essmyer and another Houston lawyer for his former counsel in April, he told Stanford that he wouldn't "entertain any substitution" in the future.
Defense Lawyer for Allen Stanford Seeks to Withdraw
May 18, 2010