Najibullah Zazi's Legal Representation
Mohammed Zazi, father of Najibullah Zazi, is now represented by the Federal Defender's office in Colorado. Colorado has excellent federal defenders and he will get quality representation.
What about Najibullah? He told the court today he wanted to stay with Arthur Folsom, the lawyer he met for the first time on Tuesday of last week, who took him to the FBI office on Wednesday, had him waive his right to remain silent, provide fingerprint, DNA and handwriting samples and for the next three days released personal details about his client's life and activities to the media. Folsom and the PR rep he (presumably) hired didn't stop talking until Saturday, when things went south. As a result of the chain of events Folsom set in motion, Zazi, his father and a third man in New York are now charged with making false statements to federal officials, an offense that carries up to 8 years in prison. And the feds have a wealth of information about Zazi, his family and a lot of other people it would have taken them months or years, if ever, to gather. [More...]
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