CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Former Palmetto State Financial institution CEO Russell Laffitte, who was indicted for several financial crimes dedicated alongside Alex Murdaugh, has employed new illustration as he makes his case for a retrial.
Court docket filings point out that Laffitte has employed Mark Moore and Michael Parente of Nexsen Pruet, LLC.
In keeping with Nexsen Pruet’s web site, Moore is a former federal prosecutor specializing in white collar protection and authorities investigations. He additionally served for over 20 years Assistant U.S. Legal professional for the District of South Carolina.
Parente is an affiliate litigator additionally specializing in white collar protection, accordint to Nexsen Pruet.
Moore and Parente change Laffitte’s former group — Bart Daniel, Matt Austin, and Christian Myers — of Nelson, Mullins, Riley, and Scarborough, LLP.
The transfer comes as Laffitte’s legal professionals push for a retrial, arguing that the responsible verdict on his six indictments for conspiracy to committee wire fraud and financial institution fraud, financial institution fraud, wire fraud, and misapplication of financial institution funds (x3) must be voided.
Each Laffitte’s former and present legal professionals declare jurors were improperly dismissed in the course of the trial, which resulted in an unfavorable consequence for his or her consumer.