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Desautels’ lawyer fires back at state

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by Joseph Gresser

NEWPORT — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan filed a response April 19 to a motion from Andre “Mike” Desautels urging Judge Mary Miles Teachout to turn down Mr. Desautels’ request for a new trial.

Three days later, Mr. Desautels’ new lawyer Robert Kaplan fired back.  In it he said his client has “become a household name throughout this State and a lightning rod for those who regard the claim to unlimited power by the Governor as one step too close to tyranny.”

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