Taxpayers to pay for alleged EB-5 fraudster’s lawyers - VT Digger

 A mega-developer now charged with defrauding the EB-5 program in the Northeast Kingdom will be represented by taxpayer-funded, court-appointed lawyers.

"Federal Judge Geoffrey Crawford, who is presiding over the case against Stenger as well as three of his associates named in the same indictment last May, granted the Newport resident’s request for court-appointed counsel. The online order, posted this week on the court system’s electronic filing system, stated only that Brooks McArthur and a law partner David Williams are now considered court-appointed counsel as opposed to retained lawyers for Stenger."

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