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16 Jul, 2014

Retains attorney


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.

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