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Geragos wants donations for investigation

Dec. 21, 2004 at 9:43 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Legal experts say nothing restricts Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos from using a Web site to raise funds for more investigations into Laci Peterson's death.

Geragos, insisting his client, Scott Peterson, has been unjustly convicted of murder, is asking for donations to continue the investigation into the murders of Laci Peterson and her unborn son.

Legal ethics expert Carol Langford, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, told the San Francisco Chronicle such fund raising doesn't appear to violate California's rules of professional conduct for lawyers.

Pamela Phillips of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell & Phillips in San Francisco, called it unusual. but also said there doesn't seem to be any prohibition.

"In a way, it is very strange to try to raise money publicly, but I'm not aware of any rule that would prohibit it, as long as his client gives consent," she told the Chronicle.

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