Denver attorney Folsom no longer on Zazi case

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Posted: Dec 07, 2009 8:15 PM

A Denver lawyer thrust into the international spotlight while representing a Colorado man accused of plotting a terrorist attack is no longer on the case.

Arthur Folsom's spokeswoman, Wendy Aiello, told The Associated Press on Monday that as of last month, Folsom is off Najibullah Zazi's defense team. Folsom didn't return messages.

Zazi was arrested in Colorado on Sept. 19 and was later transferred to New York City, where authorities say he plotted to use hydrogen peroxide bombs to possibly attack the city's mass transit system.

Denver attorney J. Michael Dowling, whom Folsom tapped to help with the case, and New York City attorney William Stampur were appointed by a federal judge last month as Zazi's court-paid attorneys.