LOS ANGELES -- One of Sara Jane Olson's defense lawyers plans to demand a quick trial -- for himself -- when he appears for arraignment on misdemeanor criminal charges related to the case of the former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive.
J. Tony Serra, who is charged with improperly disclosing the addresses and phone numbers of witnesses, was scheduled for arraignment Thursday along with his co-counsel, Shawn Chapman.
After the hearing, both lawyers were to appear in Olson's case where the judge will set a schedule for hearing pretrial motions. Chapman and Serra may claim that they are too distracted by defending themselves to proceed with the Olson matter.
Chapman said Wednesday she hopes the case against her will be dismissed because a judge in Olson's case previously found that she had nothing to do with the alleged violation.
She said that Serra, a San Francisco lawyer, will demand a trial within 45 days.
"He's very concerned because he didn't do anything wrong," she said. "It's outrageous...."
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