Rittenhouse Fires Former Lead Atty John Pierce

Law360 (February 5, 2021, 7:31 PM EST) -- Teenage shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse has fired his former lead attorney, John Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge, in what appears to be a dispute over the lawyer's involvement in the fundraising apparatus that's raised millions on Rittenhouse's behalf.

The move comes as prosecutors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are seeking to revoke Rittenhouse's bail over a series of events that apparently began when Pierce provided incorrect information to the court about the defendant's whereabouts.

In a Thursday post on Twitter, the fundraising operation, Free Kyle USA, announced that "John Pierce was terminated by Kyle" earlier in the week.

"Following the recommendation of attorney's and...

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