Joe Tacopina doesn’t have a conflict in representing Trump for Manhattan charges: judge

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The trial judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s criminal case in Manhattan will not rule that attorney Joe Tacopina has a conflict of interest in representing him, reported the New York Law Journal on Monday. Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan has declined to hold a conflict hearing on Tacopina, which was requested previously in a complaint filed by the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels. Legal experts have for months raised red flags about Tacopina’s involvement in the case, because Daniels previously approached him as a potential counsel years before, creating the poten…

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