A law student accused of participating in a $25 million investment fraud scheme in Rhode Island is keeping his court-appointed public defender after a closed-door hearing about his finances.
Defense attorney Olin Thompson said Thursday that he will continue to represent 27-year-old Raymour Radhakrishnan.
He declined further comment.
A federal judge questioned Radhakrishnan's ability to pay for his legal defense after he sought permission to travel to Las Vegas later this month to attend a technology tradeshow. A spokesman for Rhode Island's U.S. Attorney says Radhakrishnan was given the OK to attend the tradeshow.
Radhakrishnan and his former boss, 49-year-old Joseph Caramadre, pleaded not guilty last month to a 66-count indictment on charges including conspiracy, identity theft, aggravated identity theft and money laundering.
Both are free on bail.