Bergdhal retains attorney Eugene Fidell as representation in the ongoing investigation into whether he is guilty of deserting his post in Afghanistan. A lawyer and lecturer at Yale University, Fidell will be representing Bergdhall pro bono. When asked about taking on Bergdhal’s case and not being paid for it, Fidell says,
Lawyers have a professional obligation to represent people who are friendless and vilified. Unpopular cases resonate with many lawyers, I’m one of them.