Rectification: RNW item concerning Joseph Tacopina

7th July 2010, Comments 0 comments


A report about Joran van der Sloot's legal defence published by Radio Netherlands Worldwide on Tuesday has been withdrawn.

It turns out that New York top lawyer Jospeh Tacopina has not decided to defend the Dutchman in Peru, where he is accused of murdering Stephany Flores. The lawyer did advise Mr Van der Sloot in 2005 after the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

Nor did Mr Tacopina defend the late US pop star Michael Jackson in court. He was a member of the singer's defence team in the abuse case brought against him.

RNW had based its report on information published by a Peruvian newspaper, .


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