Politics & Government

April 22, 2010

Michael Phelps' lawyer now South Carolina's U.S. attorney

The Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed Columbia, S.C., lawyer Bill Nettles as U.S. attorney for South Carolina, making him the state's top federal prosecutor. Nettles, 48, is a prominent Columbia defense lawyer who's probably best known for representing Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who faced charges last year after a photograph surfaced of him at a party holding a bong.

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