VC Arjun Gupta hires Black Panther defenderArjun Gupta, the TeleSoft Partners VC arrested on three counts of domestic abuse, hired attorney Stuart Hanlon last week. The lawyer made headlines in 1997 for freeing murder convict and former Black Panther Geronimo Pratt after 27 years in prison. Hanlon was profiled, castigated, and turned into poetry.

Hanlon and Gupta authorized the replacement of Christopher Cannon with Hanlon as Gupta's attorney. It's still unclear when the trial will be held, or how soon someone will try to write a joke about it. After the jump, the attorney substitution form.

Local hero #3: Stuart Hanlon [Best of the Bay]
Earlier: VC Arjun Gupta arrested, charged with domestic violence

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