Lawyer Accused of Not Cooperating

Fox 23 [Albany NY]
Downloaded May 18, 2004

In a statement, Mary Jo White says attorney John Aretakis has refused to cooperate with her investigation. White was hired by the diocese to look into allegations of sexual improprieties by Hubbard, allegations the bishop denies.

White says Aretakis and his clients, who made the allegations, have refused to meet with her or answer written questions. Aretakis says he doesn't trust Mary Jo White, and helping her could hurt his clients.

"I find what Mary Jo White is doing is flawed....She's asking me to compromise my representation of not only 2 clients but also 5 or 6 other witnesses I represent that I'm also keeping from her," says Aretakis.

White says she and her team have interviewed more than 200 people over the last 3 months. Still no word on when the investigation will be completed.


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