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Top French lawyer Olivier Metzner found dead

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Latest update : 2013-03-17

The body of prominent French lawyer Olivier Metzner, famous for defending high-profile figures such as former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, was found washed up on a beach near his home in Brittany on Sunday.

Police have discovered the body of one of France’s most prominent lawyers washed up on a beach near his home in Brittany.

The Vannes public prosecutor’s office said 63-year-old Olivier Metzner was found dead about 9 a.m. Sunday after leaving a note.

Metzner was famed in France for defending high-profile figures such as trader Jerome Kerviel and former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.

His associate, Antonin Levy, told The Associated Press that Metzner’s death represented a huge loss to the French bar, calling him a “great lawyer and a fighter.”

Levy could not confirm French media reports that the note was a suicide letter.

(AP)

Date created : 2013-03-17

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