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Ballack fires lawyer

November 2, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Michael Ballack has fired his lawyer after he pleaded not guilty and also claimed the former Germany captain could not afford to pay a speeding fine because of unemployment.

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Ballack, 36, released his Spanish lawyer, Jesús Gallego Rol, from his duties on Thursday after coming under pressure following the not guilty plea and claimed the lawyer had only been officially assigned on the morning before the first hearing.

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