Wikileaks' founder's alleged sexual impropriety still being investigated
Leif Silbersky, one of Sweden's most high profile defence lawyers, has been hired by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ahead of a looming decision by prosecutors.
"I can confirm that I will represent him," Silbersky told the Aftonbladet daily.
Swedish prosecutors on Friday night issued an arrest warrant for 39-year-old Assange over an allegation of rape but then abruptly withdrew it on Saturday.
Authorities are still, however, investigating a separate claim of molestation against the former hacker.
And there's also this:
Wikileaks leader Julian Assange implied that the rape and molestation charges against him in Sweden were part of a global conspiracy. But a fringe-left accuser identified in the Swedish media hardly seems like a CIA plant.
It's not apparent exactly how the founder of a not-for-profit organisation with no day job can afford first class legal representation.