Wilders speaks up for banned lawyer Moszkowicz
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Geert Wilders spoke up on Tuesday afternoon for lawyer Bram Moszkowicz whose licence to practice was revoked earlier in the day.
The anti-immigration PVV leader, who was defended by Moszkowicz during his trial on hatred and discrimination charges, said: 'Bram's defence at my trial was excellent.' The MP went on to say Moszkowicz is the best lawyer in the Netherlands, according to news agency Novum.
The 58-year-old lawyer still faces a disciplinary hearing on his behaviour during Wilders' trial where he is accused of insulting the court.
Moszkowicz himself said the decision of the legal profession's disciplinary council to ban him is 'over the top'. He says the judicial establishment does not like him because he has become a celebrity.
He has been speculating for months about fronting a television programme, but so far no one has come up with an offer.