Lawyer Lori Cohen said Tuesday she’s representing terrorism suspect Jose Pimentel, who previously had a Legal Aid Society lawyer. Ms. Cohen says she was told Legal Aid represented the informant in an unspecified other case, creating a conflict of interest.
A person familiar with the matter tells the Associated Press the informant’s case is a low-level marijuana arrest. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information hasn’t been made public.
A Legal Aid spokeswoman didn’t return a telephone message. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has declined to comment.
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