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Former OJ lawyer in Vegas to testify new trial bid

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By KEN RITTER and LINDA DEUTSCH

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's former lawyer is in Las Vegas to defend his work before, during and after the 2008 trial that put the former football hero in a Nevada prison for nine to 33 years.

In an email to The Associated Press, Yale Galanter says he arrived Thursday, ahead of his scheduled Friday' testimony as a state's witness in Simpson's bid for a new trial.

He didn't say anything more.

Key among Simpson's claims of ineffective assistance of counsel is the allegation that Galanter knew beforehand about Simpson's plan to recover stolen property and should have stepped away from handling the trial so he could testify on Simpson's behalf.

Simpson testified Wednesday that the two talked about the plan over dinner the night before the ill-fated confrontation in September 2007.

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