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Fugees’ Pras Michél says lawyer bungled his case by using AI to write arguments

US rappers Lauryn Hill (L), Pras Michel (C) and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean (R) perform onstage during the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York City on September 23rd, 2023.
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Rapper Pras Michél, known by many elder millennials as a member of the Fugees, claims his former lawyer mishandled his criminal conspiracy case by using AI to write closing arguments.

Michél, who was convicted by a Washington federal court in April for conspiracy to defraud the US, and his new legal team filed a motion for a new trial. First reported by Politico, the team alleges Michél’s former lawyer, David Kenner, “used an experimental AI program to write his closing argument, which made frivolous arguments, conflated the schemes, and failed to highlight the key weaknesses in the government’s case.”

They pointed to Kenner giving a quote to a press release for a company called EyeLevel.AI, which says Kenner’s use of its platform in…

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