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Man charged in Detroit airline attack relies on lawyer with ‘commanding presence’ to help him – Washington Post

On October 10, 2011, the Washington Post featured an article on Anthony Chambers, the "stand by" counsel that will assist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (the "underwear bomber") during his trial. Abdulmutallab is charged with attempting to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in 2009. His trial is to begin on October 11, 2011.

In the article, Chambers is described as having a "commanding presence." While Abdulmutallab is technically representing himself, Chambers was appointed by a federal judge after the defendant fired his four-member legal team last year. In describing his role, Chambers told the Associated Press that his client is "driving the bus" and will be making "the ultimate decision on everything." Nonetheless, Chambers has played a significant role throughout the pre-trial phase and will be delivering the opening statement in tomorrow's trial.

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