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Lawyers for Uzbek refugee arrested in terror case want out

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 12, 2013

Not enough funding from the feds for what will surely be a long and complicated trial they say.  Sequestration to blame?  Or, could there be a little fear too?  Just wondering.

This is an update of the story we reported here last month.

Fazliddin Kurbanov needs a “free” lawyer

From AP via the San Francisco Chronicle (hat tip: Joanne):

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawyers for an Uzbek national facing federal terrorism-related charges in Idaho and Utah want a judge to let them withdraw from the case, saying federal budget cuts have left their office with limited resources.

Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, of Boise, has pleaded not guilty to charges that authorities say involve teaching people to build bombs to target public transportation.

In a motion late Monday, court-appointed attorneys Richard Rubin and Thomas Monaghan of Federal Defenders Services of Idaho sought the immediate appointment of a substitute counsel.

Rubin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that federal budget cuts known as sequestration have reduced the budget of his office by 10 percent for the current fiscal year, and as much as an additional 14 percent next year.

“It would be more detrimental to the client to have us continue on to a certain point, totally run out of resources, and then come into the court saying we just can’t go any further, ” Rubin said.

In all, the federal court system, including public defenders, must absorb about $350 million in cuts through the end of the fiscal year in September.

U.S. judiciary administrators last month asked for supplemental funding of $41 million for defenders services, to help avert what they called an unprecedented crisis.

Representing Kurbanov, who was arrested May 17, in the potentially long and costly case would sap funding necessary to defend other clients, Rubin said.

Just wait until amnesty passes and the courts are filled with all sorts of needy people wanting lawyers…  in addition to the lines at the unemployment and welfare offices!

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4 Responses to “Lawyers for Uzbek refugee arrested in terror case want out”

  1. Moderator said

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  2. […] Lawyers for Uzbek refugee arrested in terror case want out […]

  3. Just another dirtly little secret of taxpayer money being wasted. Five billion for OPRM (State) and ORR (HHS) for refugee fraud. How much for terrorist taxpayer defense annually? Is it a billion? Who knows? Are any congressment looking at this? Nope.

  4. Jewel said

    What harm can a few 70,000 people a year do?

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