Death of Jacques Verges

March 5, 1925 - August 15, 2013
Pa Furnaceris, France | Age 88

French lawyer known as the 'Devil's advocate' dies at age 88
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LORI HINNANT, The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Jacques Verges, the flamboyant lawyer who earned the nickname the "Devil's advocate" for his defense of former Nazis, terrorist bombers and notorious dictators and their aides, has died. He was 88.

Verges died of cardiac arrest on Thursday in the Paris bedroom of Voltaire, the Enlightenment philosopher famed for his attacks on the establishment, according to Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, the editor of Verges' memoir "My Confessions." He...

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