Friday, October 13, 2006

Anna Nicole Smith Update

Smith parts company with her Bahamas lawyer - "ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas said Wednesday he has withdrawn as counsel for the reality TV star, citing disagreements on matters of strategy and concerns about her conduct.

Michael Scott said he was unsettled by Smith's decision to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she made funeral arrangements for Daniel Smith, her 20-year-old son who died September 10.

People magazine bought photos of the ceremony, which was not a legal wedding and was held aboard a catamaran on September 28 in waters off Nassau, Bahamas.

'A disagreement on a commercial transaction made it difficult for us to remain as counsel,' Scott told The Associated Press over the phone.

A Nassau funeral home has been holding Daniel Smith's embalmed body while awaiting further instructions from the family. He died while visiting Smith in a Bahamas hospital where she had given birth to a daughter three days earlier.

Bahamian police investigating Smith's death expect to submit their report as early as this week to authorities who will determine whether a jury inquest is necessary."

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