August 04, 2004

Unequal Defense, Chapter III

A disgraced contract public defender in central Washington may not get to keep his new job as victim-witness coordinator with the Grant County prosecuting attorney after all. According to an opinion letter from the state bar, Guillermo Romero cannot work in a law office in any capacity after having being disbarred on July 22.

"If he has to go, it would be a shame, because he's done a great job for us," the county prosecutor said.