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Ex-O.J. lawyer set to testify

on May 17, 2013 10:20 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s former lawyer has some explaining to do.

Miami attorney Yale Galanter is scheduled to testify today in Simpson’s bid for a new trial.

Galanter, according to Simpson, advised the former football star that it was his legal right to retrieve personal items from two memorabilia dealers; told Simpson not to testify in the Las Vegas trial that eventually sent him to prison; failed to tell Simpson that prosecutors offered plea deals; and failed to raise the issue of ineffective assistance of counsel on appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Galanter hasn’t been subpoenaed, so he isn’t compelled to appear.

He said this week that he wouldn’t comment about the hearing until after he testifies.

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