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Rittenhouse Lawyer Quits Criminal Case After Prosecutors Imply Fundraising Grift

•, Tyler Durden

On Thursday, hours after prosecutors sought to block Los Angeles civil lawyer John M. Pierce from representing Rittenhouse against a murder charge and other counts stemming from an August 25 shooting incident in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Racine lawyer Mark Richards told the Tribune in an email that "I will be counsel for Kyle in the criminal matters," while Pierce (and his colleague, Andrew Calderon) "won't be."

Pierce, who prosecutors say had no income last year, monthly expenses of $49,581, and debt of $1.2 million, was sued in July over allegations that he failed to pay rent on a $1.3 million home in Ventura County, California.