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WDVA: Counsel disqualified for past representation of key witness (access required)

Despite informed consent from both clients, a defendant’s attorney was disqualified from representing her on a drug charge because he had previously represented a material witness for the government. Background In a prior criminal drug prosecution, Defendant Lauren Hoback’s defense counsel, Christopher Kowalczuk represented Robert Taylor. Taylor pleaded guilty, and that case is now closed. But, under ...