Oksana Grigorieva fired her two criminal defense lawyers

Oksana Grigorieva is fighting to convince the judge to determine Mel Gibson to pay much more than $5000 for her monthly child support. She wants more than $40,000.

But before convincing the judge she must defend herself from a criminal investigation. More precisely – extortion accusations from Mel Gibson’s lawyers.

However, she fired yesterday her two criminal defense lawyers: Mary Fulginiti and James Spertus. Some sources say the breakup was “ugly”.

Fulginiti and Spertus were handling, among other things, the Sheriff’s Department investigation into Mel’s claim that Oksana tried to extort him.

We might suspect that this breakup has something to do with her recent visit to Sorrell Trope, one of the most prominent family law attorneys in Los Angeles.

In the past, Trope’s firm has represented the likes of Brooke Mueller, Victoria Hopper, Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears.

Who knows, maybe she fired Fulginiti and Spertus because she had too many lawyers and too many bills to pay … Or maybe Sorrell Trope promised her he can deal the criminal investigation by himself …

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Oksana Grigorieva hired a new lawyer: James Spertus

Both teams are growing as time goes by. After Mel Gibson hired his own private investigators, James Spertus, a former federal prosecutor and an experienced trial attorney who specializes in civil and criminal litigation, jois Oksana’s team.

She also met with civil rights campaigner Lisa Bloom as well as with Mark Lane, who wrote the famous JFK conspiracy book Rush to Judgment.

Besides James Spertus, in her legal team are also lawyers Manley Freid and Marci Levine.

All this army for her claims that Mel Gibson hit her on January 6 at his Malibu mansion while she held their daughter, Lucia. Oksana is considering filing a possible civil complaint against Mel.

Gibson, on the other hand, has accused Oksana of trying to extort money from him after recording his rants over the phone.

One of her new lawyers believes that Oksana’s home is full of bugs. She thinks that Mel or the media has planted cameras or wiretapping devices in her house and Spertus doesn’t want to take chances and probably sugested to hire experts who can sweep Oksana’s home for bugs.

It appears that James Spertus is a nationally recognized expert on computers and other electronic gadgets, so he should have no problem with that task.

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