Worried that Seth Williams is broke, lawyer wants off his case

March 27, 2017 GMT

By Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITER

The lawyer representing Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams wants off the case less than a week after the federal prosecutors charged the city’s cash-strapped top prosecutor on bribery and corruption counts.

Citing concerns over Williams’ ability to pay his legal bills and questions of legal ethics, defense lawyer Michael Diamondstein sought permission late last week from the federal judge overseeing Williams’ case to step aside.

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