Gary White asks for court-appointed lawyer for conspiracy trial

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary White may have an attorney appointed for him.

On Wednesday, White asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Harwell Davis to have an attorney appointed to him due to the inability to afford an attorney on his own. This was after White's current attorney, Jay Tidwell, was granted his request to withdraw from the case by Davis.

White has already been through several attorneys, many of whom withdrew on their own requests. Judge Davis warned White at the motion hearing that a court-appointed attorney cannot be dismissed without a good reason.

The former commissioner was found guilty of conspiracy and bribery in 2008. After the appeals process, White is now waiting for sentencing. No date has been set for the sentencing currently.