By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Lawyers for film director Roman Polanski, a fugitive for 30 years in a notorious sex case involving a 13-year-old girl, filed a request to dismiss the charge against him because of prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.
The motion filed Tuesday alleges that a documentary about the filmmaker released this year revealed "a pattern of misconduct and improper communications" between the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and the judge in Polanski's case.
"This case serves as a classic example of how our justice system can be abused, and defendants' rights trampled, by an unholy alliance between courts and criminal prosecutors," said a statement from attorneys Chad Hummel and Brad Dalton. Dalton is the son of attorney Doug Dalton, who represented Polanski in the original case.
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