Feds Seek To Oust Texas Politico's Atty Over Client Conflict

Law360, Dallas (June 21, 2017, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors said in a motion unsealed Tuesday that the lawyer defending Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti in a securities fraud case tied to a fracking sand company should be disqualified because he previously represented a client whom Uresti, also an attorney, allegedly defrauded.

Prosecutors say defense lawyer Mikal Watts of Watts Guerra LLP — who represents Uresti, D-San Antonio, in both the fracking sand case and a separate bribery case involving a medical services contract for a county jail — previously represented “the most vulnerable and exploited victim” in one of the cases against the politician, in what constitutes “a...

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