Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler last week decided todeny new trials to two lawyers convicted of crossing the line andbecoming part of their clients’ drug enterprises. So how do defenselawyers feel about the decision in the highly publicized case?

“Pure, unmitigated anger,” said Washington, D.C., lawyer Henry W.Asbill, who represents one of the convicted lawyers, one-timeDepartment of Justice extradition expert Michael Abbell.