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Van der Sloot Sues Lawyer

LIMA, Peru - Joran van der Sloot is suing a lawyer who represented him during a police interrogation that officials say resulted in a confession to killing a Peruvian woman. His current attorney, Maximo Altez tells The Associated Press he filed suit Friday charging attorney Luz Romero Chinchay with misrepresentation, abuse of authority and conspiracy to commit a crime. Altez says the initial lawyer "pretended to be a public advocate."

Altez says the other lawyer is not on the list of public defenders. Altez said he also has filed suit charging the same offenses against Col. Miguel Canlla, chief of the police homicide squad, who led the interrogation. Van der Sloot has recanted the confession. He's also the sole suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway on Aruba.

Previous Coverage:

Van der Sloot Receiving Marriage Proposals

Van der Sloot Refuses to Talk to Judge

Van der Sloot Confesses to Peru Slaying

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