prompts Ed Jew attorney to withdraw
from criminal case
Going their separate ways -- defense attorney Bill Fazio (left),
filed a motion today
in San Francisco Superior Court to withdraw himself as counsel
for suspended Supervisor Ed Jew's (right) criminal case.
By Caitlin Cassady
October 3, 2007
Attorney Bill Fazio filed a motion this morning in San Francisco
Superior Court to withdraw himself as counsel for Supervisor Ed
Jew's criminal case.
Reached for comment, Fazio told Fog City Journal: "Because
of irreconcilable differences with my client, I am asking the
court to allow me to withdraw from the case."
Jew is facing nine felony charges in connection with alleged
violations of the city election code. There is a question of whether
Jew actually lives in the district that he represents, and whether
he misrepresented his residence in candidate nominating documents,
according to San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.
A court date for Jew's criminal charges was postponed until Oct.
26, because Fazio needed more time to review the evidence.
A hearing is scheduled Friday morning in Superior Court to formalize
the motion, according to a court clerk. .
Luke Thomas contributed to this report.
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