Trial of Anthony Bennett delayed after lawyer gets 180 day suspension
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:42:55 GMT —
The jury trial of Anthony Bennett has been delayed because his attorney is in hot water.
The trial was originally set to begin Tuesday in Federal District County in Bay City.
However, Bennett's Detroit-based lawyer, Anthony Chambers, has been suspended for 180 days for misconduct.
Chambers was accused by the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission of mishandling $40,000 in client money.
When Chambers testified in front of the Attorney Discipline Board he said he is an alcoholic that drank a bottle of Jack Daniels a day when he was at his worst. Additionally Chambers said he suffered from depression.
His suspension began on Monday.
Chambers was also the lawyer for the so-called "underwear bomber", Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane with a bomb in his underwear in 2009.
Bennett, a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, is accused of beating, dismembering, burning, and burying his girlfriend's son, Carnel Chamberlain.