Attys Can’t Ditch Broke Lawyer’s Fraud Defense: Judge

Law360, New York (February 11, 2010, 7:08 PM EST) -- A federal court on Thursday denied a bid by attorneys for an Oklahoma lawyer facing criminal fraud and money laundering charges to withdraw from the case, saying the client's inability to pay legal fees isn't enough to warrant jumping ship.

Judge James H. Payne, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, said Thomas O. Gorman and William P. McGrath Jr. of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP must continue representing Tulsa lawyer G. David Gordon, accused by the U.S. Attorney's Office of...
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