Judge gives Uresti court-appointed lawyer -- but not the one he wanted

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A federal judge granted a request to allow a former state senator to have a court-appointed attorney for his appeal, but it's not the attorney Carlos Uresti wanted.Uresti filed a motion saying he can no longer afford Michael McCrum, the attorney who represented him in a fraud case. Uresti was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was also ordered to pay more than $6.3 million in restitution -- something he said prevented him from being able to retain McCrum.U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad said Uresti qualified for court-appointed representation, but he did not agree to allow M...

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