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Arrest of Connecticut attorney
July 18, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn.
An organization representing hundreds of Connecticut defense lawyers says the arrest of a prominent attorney accused of destroying evidence in a child pornography investigation could open the floodgates for authorities to prosecute lawyers.
The Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is asking a federal judge to dismiss the case against Philip Russell, who was charged Feb. 16 with destroying a computer that contained child pornography at Christ Church in Greenwich. Former President George H.W. Bush attended the church while growing up and funeral services for his parents were held there.