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Randy Evans (from left), Barry Armstrong and Shari Klevens of Dentons US, Atlanta

Dentons lawyers in Atlanta asked a federal judge to reconsider disqualifying them from representing a former attorney in a fraud case, arguing he cannot assist new defense counsel because he suffers from dementia.

But federal prosecutors have countered that a court-ordered psychological examination this past summer of Dentons client Bennett Kight does not support the dementia claims, which prosecutors said surfaced after they sought to disqualify Kight’s longtime lawyer and Dentons partner, Barry Armstrong.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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