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Another Attorney on Scrushy Legal Team

Photo Courtesy National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Photo Courtesy National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

MONTGOMERY, Ala., September 29, 2006 --- Another attorney has joined Richard Scrushy's legal team.  An Order from District Judge Mark Fuller granting a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice was issued for Carmen D. Hernandez Friday in federal court in Montgomery and Ms. Hernandez confirmed for me by e-mail that she was in fact joining the Scrushy defense team.

Hernandez is an expert on federal sentencing.  According to her motion filed on the September 25, 2006 she has been practicing law since 1982, is a former law clerk to a United States District Court judge, a former Assistant Federal Public Defender, has testified before Congress and the United States Sentencing Commission regarding federal sentencing matters, lectures regularly on federal sentencing, and has co-authored a chapter in  "Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

She is President Elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and co-chairs the NACDL's Federal Sentencing Committee and is a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Practitioner's Advisory Group.

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