‘Vatileaks’ lawyer quits case
August 30, 2012
Carlo Fusco, the lawyer for “Vatileaks” suspect Paolo Gabriele, has dropped off the case, citing differences of opinion over the conduct of the legal defense.
A second lawyer representing Gabriele, Cristiana Arru, was reported to be reconsidering her own role in the defense.
Gabriele, the Pope’s former valet, was indicted last week for stealing confidential papal papers. He has said that he acted alone, hoping to expose corruption in the Vatican. Many observers believe that Gabriele acted in concert with others to leak the confidential documents.
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