LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The lawyers representing a Cape Coral real estate agent accused of scamming investors out of million of dollars now want off the case.
Wilbur Smith and Joe Viacava filed an amended motion to withdraw as Greg Eagle's attorneys this morning. They previously filed a motion to withdraw that was denied, but they now say there is evidence to support the initial request.
The new paperwork says after Eagle's sentencing was postponed in November, he implied to news media that his lawyers forced him to plead guilty against his better judgement. His attorneys say there has been a "substantial miscommunication" causing an attorney/client conflict.
Originally, Eagle signed a plea deal admitting to mortgaging property in a land deal gone bad that cost 52 investors millions of dollars. But in court in November, Eagle said that he's innocent.
Sentencing was delayed until December 23rd.
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