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UN war crimes tribunal fires defense lawyer accused of fraud

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has fired Jean Degli, the lawyer appointed to defend former Brig. Gen. Gratien Kabiligi (case information here), saying Degli defrauded the court of about $300,000. The Court's registrar Adam Dieng said Thursday that "there is overwhelming evidence that Degli played a major role in what appears to be a veritable fraud scheme that was well planned, orchestrated and carried out," and that the UN will file a case in the tribunal to recover the money. AP has more.

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