Pras Michel's former attorney pleads guilty to leaking information about Fugees rapper's case
David Kenner, a prominent defense attorney, pleaded guilty to leaking grand jury information about rapper Pras Michel's case to reporters.
Kenner was representing Michel, a member of the Fugees, during a political conspiracy trial.
He gave grand jury information and photos to reporters for Bloomberg News, which ran defense-oriented stories.
Kenner was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation and a $5,000 fine.
Michel was eventually convicted of all 10 counts and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Michel is pushing for a new trial, claiming Kenner made errors, including using an artificial intelligence program for closing arguments.
The charge Kenner pleaded guilty to carries a maximum prison sentence of six months.
Kenner's probation term will be unsupervised.
Kenner said he was reckless for not terminating the reporters' access to grand jury information.
Michel's spokeswoman said the
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