Kyle’s previous lawyer, Lin Wood is stretching his claws after the poor teenager, despite the fact the court found him “not guilty” on all claims.
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And with attorneys, it’s always about money – never about justice. Most commonly.
Lin Wood says his foundation raised a huge chunk of money, and the $2 million be returned to him. But Kyle’s mom claims Wood used her son’s name to raise money for other “matters” that had nothing to do with Kyle.
According to the report published by BizPacReview,
“When Rittenhouse was first arrested, bail was set at a staggering $2 million. Rittenhouse’s lawyers helped raise the sum, and he was subsequently able to post that bail and get released as he awaited trial. Now, two of Rittenhouse’s lawyers want their money back, but Rittenhouse and his family are trying to prevent that, the New York Post reported.
One of the lawyers was John Pierce, who helped secure the bail with help from his law firm, Pierce Bainbridge. Other major donors included My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and Ricky Schroder, former child actor.
The other lawyer is L. Lin Wood, who said the money was provided by his FightBack Foundation and stated that the money ought to be returned to his organization, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
However, the Rittenhouse family dismissed Pierce and Wood in February of this year, asserting that the two attorneys had redirected money intended to help Rittenhouse towards other ends.
In Wisconsin, the bond returns to whoever actually posted it, when the trial is over. Currently, the strongest claim appears to belong to Pierce, though the issue is certainly in contention, according to Rittenhouse’s current lawyer, Mark Richards, speaking to the Kenosha News.
Speaking of Richards, he backs up Kyle’s mom and claims that Wood and Pierce were both trying to use Kyle for their own “cause.”
“Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense attorney Mark Richards told CNN that the teen’s former attorneys were using him for “a cause” rather than simply representing a client. Richards said he was hired by Rittenhouse’s prior attorneys, Lin Wood and John Pierce,” according to Insider.
“They wanted to use Kyle for a cause, and something that I think was inappropriate,” Richards told reporters after a jury acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges in the case. “The only thing that mattered to me was whether he was found not guilty or not. I don’t represent causes, I represent clients.”
Regarding the hefty ail fund, Richards said “I suspect there will be a fight over that. John Pierce is the person who posted the bond. All that money was raised on behalf of Kyle. Lin Wood and FightBack say they are entitled to it. There were half a million dollars I think that came directly from Kyle’s mother Wendy Rittenhouse from the money she raised. So there’s going to be a fight over that, and I’m just thankful there will be a fight over it.”